Children
 Brazil
Project #1689

Music Brings Hope and Opportunity to Youth in Rio

by Dreams Can Be Foundation

Summary

The gift of music – through both learning and performance - transforms 180 youths’ lives in Rio’s poor communities, bringing happiness, a sense of worth and potential job and scholarship opportunities
$12,932
total raised
400
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

For 20 years, this project has been bringing the gift of music to poor areas of Rio, touching countless lives along the way. Learning an instrument brings joy, self-esteem and even potential alternatives to life on the streets and the drug trade. Youths from the project have successfully gained university scholarships and the more advanced students in turn become instructors themselves, whilst the orchestra and choir perform to the public to spread their message and raise awareness.

Solution

Children receive 2 music lessons a week and also attend weekend rehearsals. Teaching includes: introduction to music, score reading, instrument instruction and singing & voice. The project now has an orchestra and choir and would like to release a CD

Long-Term Impact

This project is about touching the harshest of lives with music on a day to day basis. However, it also seeks to keep youths in education and off the streets, increasing confidence and opening long term alternatives for this marginalized community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.dreamscanbe.org
Project website
Project Information-Sponsor website
Children in Armed Violence
Resource on Rio de Janeiro problems

Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.dreamscanbe.org/​
Project Leader:
Christine Clauser
Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

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