Youth singers transform lives by teaching others

by Fundacion Sirenaica
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Our level one group
Our level one group

Greetings to our people, 

This program has now several years of being founded and we still have a lot to go. Kids who entered at the ages of 7 or 8 are now aiming to become monitors, musicians and even chorus directors. 

Hundreds of children's musical dreams have come true because of your help. This year, even though we had been a little less insistent with the international donations, we are needing your support.

With just one click you can share our webpage, our name, and even our new institutional video with English subtitles, and let someone else be touched by this beautiful initiative that has been changing lives throughout music and ar for many years now.

The pictures you are now admiring represent one of our Level One gruop that began this March. 
Finally and with a lot of love, on behalf of Sirenaica Foundation, we congratulate all Mothers that work hard everyday for their children's education; we thank our donors for being "parents"  of our projects and ideas, but especially we want to thank you for making thousands of Colobian mothers PROUD OF THEIR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. 
We invite you to read and share this article from the webpage Classicalfm.com with some classical music recommendations for mother's day and month. 
http://www.classicfm.com/discover/fast-and-friendly-guides/classical-music-mothers-day/
Again, please share our video and enjoy it yourself and your family.
Spread the VOICE!!
With my best regards,
Elisa
Natalia training to be a monitor
Natalia training to be a monitor
Monitor and children group level one
Monitor and children group level one
December Concert
December Concert

Dear donor, 

What a better time of the year to sing and be happy than Christmas? Today I want to thank you on behalf of our foundation for making this years´s goals a reality. 

The achievements of 2015 were numerous, which wouldn´t have been possible without each of our donors' support. 

We invite you to live this Holidays with a full heart, to give away without regret, to forgive. We invite everyone to reconciliation and joy, to give love with generosity to your beloved ones. 

Also, I want you to watch this video, which shows one of our biggest achievementes of this year. Our senior chorus, Iuventus, was part of the Festival Habaneras at Torrevieja, Spain, and won some recognitions. Several of these sutdents are the monitors you are especifically helping to train, and for that we are infinitely grateful. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXqaJdOKjFQ

Finally, we want you to know that this year we opened our School of Directors with the participation of 3 of our young teacher/monitors in the biggest concert we usually hold in the year with 230 our our students. The photographs you are seeing were taken this day especially for our GlobalGiving Donors. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HARMONIOUS 2016 !

Dashing through the snow....
Dashing through the snow....
Jingle bells, jingle bells!
Jingle bells, jingle bells!
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Children chorus
Children chorus
This is for YOU! Thank YOU!
This is for YOU! Thank YOU!
Musical Cocktail
Musical Cocktail
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.
August is a month with new opportunities and challenges. Our projects keeps on growing and developing, all because of your help and charity. 
For some of us, August means a new semester, a new college year, or  the continuation of our workdays. Anyways, it is the time to reevaluate some of our yearly goals and ask ourselves 
Have I achieved them?
Am I doing enough to get what I want?
Youth singers transform lives to teach others has opened new transformtation and training scenarios these past months.
Nine of our choral groups will participate in the First Sirenaica Choral Encounter where 280 students from our foundation will sing along with three of our proyection choirs.
These choruses ought to perform two concerts out of their usual settings and will finally participate of a great concert, due August 13
We encourage you to keep helping talents, and always remember that today's youth are tomorrow's heroes.
Happy days,
Elisa Escobar V
San Jose
San Jose
Jose Manuel Mora Vasquez
Jose Manuel Mora Vasquez
Choral Network
Choral Network
2015 young monitors! Some are new!
2015 young monitors! Some are new!

Spanish version

Estimados donantes,

 

una vez más les agradecemos por su apoyo en nuestro proyecto. Se aproxima el Día de la Madre y qué mejor regalo que una serenata de nuestros coros solo para ella? Si vives en Medellin no dudes en contactarnos para darle un grandioso regalo a tu mamá y a la vez contribuir a nuestro proyecto "Youth singers tranform lives by teaching others". 

Te dejamos un testimonio de una de nuestras jóvenes profesoras: "Cada año comienza un nuevo reto, nuevos niños por conocer y espero ansiosa el momento en el que las audiciones llegan, escuchar cada niño y decirle que puede ser parte de un barco que viajará por todo Colombia, que puede ser parte de un mundo donde reina el amor. Luego, las clases y su mundo mágico un momento donde todo lo malo se olvida y la música que se vuelve la protagonista d ela historia abriendo los corazones de esos seres hermosos que llamamos niños; la entonación de una nota al unísono y un ritmo que genera felicidad, la cancion que transforma vidas, son la mayor satisfacción  que puedo tener al saber que esos niños se convierten en parte de mi vida, unidos a mi por la música." - Maria Elena, monitora

 

Felices Pascuas, Pasa la voz!

Fundación Sirenaica

 

English Version

Dear donors,

once again THANK YOU for your big support to our beloved cause! Mother´s day is really close and we want to congratulate all our mothers in advance. 

To our student´s moms: thank you for being their biggest support in their formation

To our donor´s mothers: Thanks for giving us this awesome human being to support us through GlobalGiving

To our donors who are moms too: Once again thank you for your donations, and congratulations for the enduring though gratifying job of being a parent.

This month, we invite all our followers to donate as an gift to your own mom, as a way to say thank you and to honour her, and helping our young kids at the same time. 

What better time if it is not Easter to help our cause!

You can see some photos of our groups, the day that GlobalGiving payed us an awesome visit! 

Finally, I leave yo to this beautiful testimony from one of our monitors: "A new challenge begins each year, new kids to know and I anxiosuly wait for the audition moments, to listen to every child and to tell them they will be part of this ship that will travel through Colombia; tell them that they are now part of a world where only love rules. Clases are a magical moment were everything bad is forgotten and music becomes the protagonist of the story, opening this precious kids' hearts, the songs transforming their lives. These kids are the biggest satisfaction i can have, knowing they will become part of my life, joined together by music "- Maria Elena, monitor

 

RAISE YOUR VOICE!!

Elisa Escobar

Project visit with GlobalGiving representative
Project visit with GlobalGiving representative
Another pic from GlobalGiving
Another pic from GlobalGiving's visit
Concert. Santa Teresa Seniors
Concert. Santa Teresa Seniors' care Household.

Dear Donor, 

Fundación Sirenaica wishes you a Happy, Prosperous, Succesfull and Full of MUSIC 2015! We know well that this is a time to desire, wish and tryout for new goals, to review last year's acomplishments and to learn from mistakes. Pur Christmas was full of concerts and performances. Here is a testimony of one of our young teachers/monitors, a reflextion of 2014 results:

"2014 was a year of new challenges and learning in this adventure that has now been living for two years and promises to continue at giant steps. Children haven’t yet lost their love for music through all this time they’ve been singing; quite the opposite, they desire bigger and more ambitious challenges, they dream of art as a way of life and observe carefully with a lot of kindness the aptitudes and attitudes of their teachers. “Youth singers transform lives by teaching others” is a project that has been able to capture the kid’s attention, that has reached bigger and more important scenarios and that has offered presentations with better quality each time.

As a teacher in this process,  I am amazed with the children´s progress, the parents ‘and school members’ recognition, the satisfaction of everyone after each performance, the love of transmitting knowledge the same way I received it and the blessing of being useful to my community, my country and humanity.

The impact is quite big and each time there is more young people betting for education, there are more kids in love with art, singing and music. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported in any way this dedicated work. With your support we advance into a more human city, a better future. "

Finally, I recommend just a few things for enjoying this upcoming year: 

1. Listen to more music. Music has the power to activate our emotions, our brain and and feelings. 

2. Take time to care for yourself. Give yourself a present for you efforts, don´t be to harsh when things don´t come out just right.

3. Care about others. Not just collaborating with foundations and projects; begin at home, being generous and loving with your family. 

4. Write down two or three realistic goals, and review them monthly. KEEP UP! 

5. BE HAPPY AND SMILE A LITTLE BIT MORE! 

Just try to be balanced, to reach equilibrium between all our human areas: physical, spiritual, intelectual, emotional. 

Thank you,

 

My best regards and wishes , 

Elisa Escobar

Belen, San Jose
Belen, San Jose
December concerts
December concerts
 

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Fundacion Sirenaica

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.fundacionsirenaica.org
Project Leader:
Elisa Escobar
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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