We sponsored a June 2016 event in San Andrea, Guatemala called “Empowerment Training in Guatemala.” The event featured US and Mexican musicians performing at local hospitals, especially Chimaltenango Nacional Hospital, where many patients have never heard live Western classical music.
The musicians also taught music classes to local students and due to the excitement of the parents and students, the organization started the San Andres Youth Orchestra.
The organization will continue to provide financial support to local teachers and instruments to students with the expectation that these activities will bring music to their communities. We hope that other students will also be motivated to explore their musical talents and seek better education itself so that they may become well-rounded community leaders.
2017 Guatemala Empowerment Training
- June 19 to June 27, 2017
- San Andres and La Antigua (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Summer camp for local village children (English, Math and Computer)
- Music school (teach master classes to local music teachers)
- Youth orchestra
- Mural painting projects at city hall plaza