Cochabamba — Bolivia
Music and Orchestra for a healthy development
String orchestra project in vulnerable communities
Area — Art for social change
Beneficiaries — 30 boys and girls
Foundation Estrellas en la Calle (Stars in the Street) is a new partner organization of Give a Hand. It responds to the needs of street children and young people living in poverty and vulnerability. The project includes instrumental individual training, theory classes, orchestral group practices and concert performances. Nutritious snacks during practices and concerts will contribute to improve their nutrition. Youth participation in an orchestra not only involves the acquisition of new skills but is also builds confidence, self-assurance, perseverance, constancy and concentration for young people who otherwise would be tempted to drop out of school or end up on the streets.
Partnership Give a Hand and Fundación Estrellas en la Calle
Victor Hugo Arellano Soto and Alejandro Montecinos, two members of the Board of directors of Fundación Estrellas en la Calle, testify with great enthusiasm to the positive effects of learning music for children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds. For Monde par la Main – Give a Hand, it’s a beautiful way to impact the artistic development of these youngsters and improve their diets.
‘’Fundacion Estrellas en la Calle develops care and prevention programs for young people at risk and living on the streets. For us helping is loving.”
Fundacion Estrellas en la calle
The Foundation Estrellas en la Calle was created in 2005 by Víctor Hugo Arellano Soto. It develops programs and projects based on a multidisciplinary approach aiming at the care and prevention of risky situations such as violence, delinquency, wandering.