Youth singers transform lives by teaching others

by Fundacion Sirenaica
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Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Youth singers transform lives by teaching others
Happy monitora
Happy monitora

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

During 2020 the different methodologies and especially the Sirenaica methodology were worked on to teach singing, body language, rhythm. Also life skills, dealing with students, teachers

On December 2020, 12 of our students received a certification about their first capacitation as future teachers. They were very happy.

This year each student will be with a teacher as a “monitor” in at least one class per week. Some classes will be virtual, some others in their schools. We call this part practice because they will have the opportunity to practice the things they learned and they will be supervised by the Fundación Sirenaica.

She is in class
She is in class
She is happy and ready
She is happy and ready
Graduation
Graduation

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She gave a testimony
She gave a testimony

We have taken advantage of this strange year to train virtually, It has not been easy, but 12 of our girls have been constant in their training for future teachers. Here is a few testimonies

 

When they talked to me about the opportunity that I had to participate in monitoring classes for choir, I got very scared, but really as the days went by, I felt more sure of what I could do. This process has been very important for me, as it not only takes me away from my strict academic life, it also gives me at the same time the liberty to learn , to give, invent and be myself. I liked very much this phase of classes as there were always guests who explained many interesting subjects, their different methods, gave us advice, their knowledge, among other things. The most outstanding thing about these classes were the homework’s proposed, such as to invent games for different parts of a choral class with Sirenaica, invent and practice physical, mental and vocal exercises for a choral essay, learn the history of our foundation, among other interesting works,

My work during these classes has been very productive, I have learned many new things, that aside from preparing me to give classes, has also prepared me for situatios in my day to day life and I appreciate that very much.

With this monitoring experience, I owe them many more experiences and they will be compensated.

                                                                                                                 CAMILA 

I have learned a lot. The only thing I can say is thank you for this opportunity and all the words shared.

                                                                                                                VALERIA 

 

 

NOTE: Monitors are those who are being trained to be future teachers.

The other testimony
The other testimony
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Our new group of future teachers
Our new group of future teachers

With the purpose of strengthening and consolidating a new group of future teachers who would want to learn Sirenaica’s methods, in June 2020, we began a virtual training course. We invited students who had some experience with their own choirs as well as youngsters that were interested in learning.

The group is comprised by 17 youngsters, of which 5 have some experience in each of their choirs.

The idea is to work for the rest of the year on the entire teaching process of the song, the different teaching methods, singing, the history and the different components of Sireaica, such as: the mission, vision, values, as well as teach the different duties and obligations of each and everyone within the group where the practice is taking place, in order to come out strengthened to be a future teacher.

Laura’s testimony; she is beginning the process:

“I belong to Sirenaica´s Foundation, being part of the choir seedlings and now I am in the monitor’s class and I love it too much, because it is a new experience in my life and because I am learning many things that I like. I am very grateful with Sirenaica’s Foundation and with the teacher Naty, as they have freely given me the opportunity of forming myself as well as learn how to give the children the knowledge that the same foundation has taught me and in this way make knowledge and art become nonperishable in time as it is transmitted from generation to generation.”

 

The support that each one of you gives us allows these youngsters to continue learning and strengthening their capabilities for life.

“Thank you, and stay safe.”

Laura she gave us a testimony
Laura she gave us a testimony
Angie,a student, doing an exercise
Angie,a student, doing an exercise
Naty, the teacher showing an evercise
Naty, the teacher showing an evercise

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Surprise
Surprise

At the end of the year we were in many concerts throughout the city. The children were happy singing villancicos ( Christmas songs)  dressed in colors. Many could be soloists. All the children in this program had the opportunity to show their work, receiving recognition from the public

We are currently planning our work for this year. We have already started looking for children who came in the program and want to continue and audition in public schools looking for children with singing talents to form new  coral seedlings. We have great challenges!

Our students conducted the concerts, sang, taught, grew.

We´re very happy with this program, ours children, teachers  and the results

Opportunity
Opportunity
Essay, feelings
Essay, feelings
In concert
In concert

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Singin on December
Singin on December

With a work based on research and collection of repertoire suitable for the needs of our choristers, Fundación Sirenaica began 18 years ago a path that has sown dreams, hopes and smiles born of a disciplined and consistent work. That is why now, the harvest is hundreds of children and young people who sing, vibrate, learn, build a city and replicate what they have learned for years of walking together. Many of the singers who were born in the Foundation are now teachers who teach what they learned always guided by their teachers. The children who arrive at the Foundation will also be a new seed that will germinate

During December many of our children have had the opportunity to sing in different places where they recognize their singing and the children share with people other than their nearby community, this is not common or accessible to them. 

THANKS for supporting us

Laughter, transformation
Laughter, transformation
Feeling our breath, we are alive!
Feeling our breath, we are alive!
Enjoying the singing
Enjoying the singing
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Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Isa Mejia
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
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