Ailana, from Kosh Agach
Thank you for supporting Indigenous youth leadership exchanges. Our current emphasis is on supporting Altai students of traditional music, especially throat-singing, to complete their university studies so they can contribute to their communities as professional sound-healers and carriers of culture.
A representative for a granting agency once told me that they do not require Altai people to individually present evidence of financial need, because although their culture is rich, their wallets have not been. For students leave their villages to study, outside financial assistance is necessary.
We have supported one group of about six students for two years now, and that group still has two years of study remaining. However, a new group of young students is now ready for university study, so, to support them as well, the needs are increased.
I invite you to continue contributing to this important process, maybe even with a monthly subscription donation.
Ailana and Viktor