Music Transforming Lives

$470 $9,851
Raised Remaining


To make use of diverse artistic manifestations, principally music, as a means of changing individually and collectively children and youngsters who find themselves in a socially risky situation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 100 students, from 8 to 20 years of age, study voice, the recorder, violin, viola, and cello. All classes are free as students come from families earning less USD$100 per month. The program needs donations in order to buy instruments and instruction materials, cover operational costs and expand the program to reach more children.

How will this project solve this problem?

Kids receive two 1-hour lessons per week and participate in a rehearsal on Saturdays. Introduction to music and score reading, instrument instruction and singing and voice, playful activities, perform at schools, theaters, cultural centers, etc.

Potential Long Term Impact

Music skills learned at Reciclarte are the catalyst for changes in other areas of children’s lives such as completing education, a stronger sense of self-esteem and good citizenship.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $470

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $470 .  The original project funding goal was $10,321.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $470 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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