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Music as a Global Resource: - International Council for Caring ...

Music as a Global Resource: - International Council for Caring ...

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SECTION: Music for Sustainable Community Development COUNTRY: South Africa PROJECT: MUSIC FOR RURAL DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN: THE KEISKAMMA MUSIC ACADEMY DESCRIPTION: The vision for the Keiskamma Music Academy is to uplift the quality of life of vulnerable rural children in the Eastern Cape Province of Hamburg and the surrounding areas by creating opportunities through a musical education. Hamburg is isolated, with few opportunities for youth. Many social problems such as teenage pregnancies, boredom, unemployment, alcoholism, HIV infection, and school dropout prevail. Without programs such as that of the Academy, the outlook for these youths is limited, their options are few, and the chances of them slipping through the cracks are enormous. The Academy reaches 35 rural, vulnerable Xhosa children between the ages of 9 and 16. The program offers lessons on recorder (soprano, alto, tenor, bass and double bass recorders), marimba and orchestral instruments as well as music theory classes and ensemble opportunities. Children attend several classes each week, enter examinations, and play in various concerts every year. The program follows a classical training approach and incorporates indigenous Xhosa instruments, marimba and djembe in performances, creating a unique sound voice. The opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument has huge long-term benefits. Together with the new skills students acquire, there is the empowering sense of fulfillment and achievement that comes with the creation of something beautiful. Students are selected purely on their expression of interest. There is no other selection process. This makes it possible for a child to try out the program and decide for themselves whether they would like to continue. All lessons and materials are free for students. There are three rules for the children to follow in order to keep their position in the Music Academy: attend all lessons scheduled, take good care of their recorders and practice at home. The relationship with the parents and their pride and interest in their children‘s success is one highlight of the program. CURRENT STATUS: The Keiskamma Trust (PBO: 930019627) is a registered charity with over ten years experience in the community. The Keiskamma Trust is a community organization, centered in Hamburg, a rural area of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, which works to foster hope and offer support for the most vulnerable. The Trust strives to address the challenges of widespread poverty and disease through holistic and creative programs and partnerships. The community trusts, supports and drives the work of the Trust, which gives the opportunity of music lessons immediate credibility. Initially there was not an expressed need by the community. Now, four years later, the community has reveled in the various successes of their children. Their pride in their children‘s music making is tangible. Halls at concerts in Hamburg are now full. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION: Students play external examinations from the University of South Africa as a national benchmark. Concerts and participation in competitions further evaluate the work. The effectiveness of the program is seen in language skill development of all students: all lessons are conducted in English. 8

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.keiskamma.org CONTACT INFORMATION: Organization: Keiskamma Music Academy Address: P.O. Box 91095, Auckland Park, 2006, Physical: Plot 427, Hamburg Peddie 5641 Phone: +27 82-664 1190 Contact Person: Helen Vosloo - Founder E-mail: music@keiskamma.org 9

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