Music & Education Program for Disadvantaged Youths

by Dreams Can Be Foundation


In NE Brazil an influx of tourism and development has led to exploitation, child prostitution and a drug culture. The program aims to return the region's rich musical culture to its marginalized youth

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Communities like Canoa Quebrada, rather than benefiting from the growth of development in the area, are often suffering as local labor is exploited and youths are encouraged into prostitution and drugs. In this region of Brazil, famous for its musical heritage, one ex-resident has returned to her roots and joined forces with locals to help set up a music program for 30 disadvantaged youths. Music, education and recreation are combined to bring joy into their lives and hope for a better future


Music program includes chorus, ensemble, music lessons. Also provided: education classes; eco-citizenship classes; library; recreational activities: sports, games, educational videos

Long-Term Impact

Whilst bringing an ongoing sense of fulfillment into children’s lives, the program also seeks to improve education levels and opportunities for income generation and advancement, whilst restoring local cultural traditions to this hard-hit community

Additional Documentation

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


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Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
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Andrew Mckleroy
Project Leader:
Andrew Mckleroy
El Sobrante, California United States

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Thanks to 52 donors like you, a total of $2,686 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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