South Africa Expand the Band

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South Africa Expand the Band
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Community Name: South Africa
Country: South_Africa
Volunteer(s) Name: B. Barr-Wilson
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Washington
Funds community contributed: $3817.32
Percentage community contributed: 46%
Funds needed were: $4428.66
Funds requested were: $4428.66
PPCP #: 674-052
Year of project approval: 2007
Projects started in South_Africa 2007 (2).
Mogwase Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, South Africa Expand the Band
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Info about the South Africa Expand the Band

South Africa has the highest number of HIV positive individuals worldwide. In rural areas, there is a severe lack of opportunities for children and youth to develop a routine of healthy, life-giving behaviors. In April of 2007, a church in rural South Africa received a donation of a single pre-owned (and rather beat-up) trumpet. This single, potentially insignificant donation started a chain reaction leading to the active creation and promotion of a youth band. The congregation has since century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia pulled together what little it has to purchase a replacement for the original trumpet. Upon hearing of the dream, the local musical instrument dealer donated a second instrument to the cause. With the band gaining momentum, the congregation, through much hard work and sacrifice, raised nearly $3,000 U.S. dollars to purchase 9 additional instruments to date. Each musical instrument is shared by a cadre of children and youth, and therefore 9 instruments currently serve a band of twenty-two youth. The congregation has hopes to expand its reach by adding 11 new century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia instruments to the band, helping to provide a positive opportunity to over 30 additional at-risk children and youth.

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