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 Children  Greece Project #43725

Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece

by Friends of El Sistema Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece
Inspire 1.500 children through music in Greece

Summary

El Sistema Greece is a community music project that provides free music education to children and young people in Greece. All children - no matter their origin, nationality, or religion - are not only inspired to strive for a better future but thanks to music, they are given a platform for dialogue and togetherness across diverse communities.

$5,000
total goal
$3,075
remaining
7
days

Challenge

Greece welcomes thousands of refugees and migrants when at the same time is struggling to recover from an economic crisis. Thousands of children, left in limbo lacking inspiration and dreams. El Sistema Greece is a social project that works hard to provide them with a sense of purpose, offering free choir and orchestral instrument classes to children and youth from different backgrounds in order to enrich their lives and promote social mobility. 1.500 students attended our program since 2016.

Solution

Our educational approach builds on effective methods from Venezuela's social action program El Sistema, adapted in over 60 countries and recognized as a tool for youth crime prevention by UNICEF. El Sistema Greece spreads music across refugee camps and community centers in Athens, Greece, offering free choir and orchestral instrument classes to children and youth from different unprivileged backgrounds and providing them with an instrument.

Long-Term Impact

Music is a universal language that can be a powerful tool for social inclusion. The project will help more than 500 children and young people allowing them to feel members of a big music community in which everyone is welcome and free to express himself/herself, no matter their background, language and religion.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.elsistema.gr/​
El Sistema Greece
Friends of El Sistema Greece

Organization Information

Friends of El Sistema Greece

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @elsistemagreece
Project Leader:
Alexandra Strelcova
Washington, DC United States
2019 Giving Season Accelerator
Donations: $1,930 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 36 (40 needed)
 
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