In some GITC communities, life everyday is a struggle for survival. Children living in poverty and danger come to school seeking nourishment, safety and comfort. Their teachers go far beyond providing essential instruction. In these places, GITC teachers become life savers, role models, bringers of hope. What else delivers immediate help to the worried mind and heavy heart more than music? This microproject will empower GITC to bring special musical aid to 3 such communities.
Students in impoverished areas have limited or no access to musical instruments and instruction. Their only chance may occur when we are empowered by you to bring the teacher, ukuleles and guitars to them in their own neighborhoods. It will take everyone's help to create opportunities that can save and shape their lives. Why? Because music engages children who otherwise are likely to fall prey to gangs, drugs and danger. They need opportunity, focus, passion and a place to play. We can help.
This project will supply teacher training and purchase discounted instruments and supplies for children to use in classes in Compton, Watts, South Central and Central Los Angeles, in Victorville, California and in Clay, West Virginia. It will support the courageous teachers in these places to keep up their efforts to engage children in music for learning now and for their futures.
This work instills life-long love of learning & success and music! It imparts a permanent solution because teachers train and keep playing for years at school. All children are reached, including those in Title 1 and public school classrooms- GITC creates precious musical opportunities for everyone. This approach makes classrooms happier places, enables students to bring up their grades and test scores, schools get stronger, and teachers acquire an inspiring new way to do their best!