Mini Mozarts Music Camp

$370 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 33 months
Canadian soprano, Allison Cecilia Arends, and Jamaican-Canadian tenor, Paul Anthony Williamson, are the brainchildren and co-founders of the Mini Mozarts Summer Music Camp, which was inaugurated in August 2015 in Majesty Gardens, one of Kingston, Jamaica’s most destitute neighbourhoods. The 10-day summer camp afforded the 30 children who participated the opportunity to enjoy a learning experience through music, and demonstrate their creative self- expression to the sounds of Do Re Mi.

Canadian mezzo-soprano, Kathleen Promane, joined Allison and Paul in the second annual fundraising gala, entitled Festum Sancti Andreae, this fall in Kingston, Jamaica. All funds raised go directly to the Foundation’s various outreach projects. She looks forward to joining the Mini Mozarts team in its on-going development and execution. Allison, Kate, and Paul believe that we are all citizens of the world, and it is their vision to reach these children through the universal language of music, encouraging the children to build a stronger and more stable society through collaborative arts. 

The St Andrew Parish Foundation (SAPF), a registered charity in Jamaica, supports seven social outreach projects in socially depressed areas of Kingston, Jamaica. One such project is the St Andrew Settlement in Majesty Gardens, western Kingston, which offers social services accross the full age range, including a Learning Centre and Infant School, whose children have many needs - in particular care, attention, appreciation and broadening experiences. The aim is to provide a transformative experience for the children, releasing creativity and expanding their minds and world view.
The SAPF intends to make this learning experience an annual event. The camp provides underprivileged children between the ages of 3-9 with meals, a musical education though warm-ups, crafts, games, story-telling, musical instruction, and participation in a final concert for the surrounding community, as well as the mentorship, encouragement, and unconditional love that they may not otherwise receive in their day to day lives.

To enable the continuation of this project, please consider donating to our fundraising campaign, which will enable the continuation of the Mini Mozarts Camp, as well as support the SAPF's various other outreach projects. Expenses of the 2016 music camp will include the provision of nurishing meals at breakfast and lunch, honoraria for chaperoning teachers, expenses of the camp leaders, and all supplies and materials to be used. The camp is slated for this August, pending funds, so we hope to reach our goal by the end of June. We would be grateful for any donations, be they small or large, as would the beautiful children of Majesty Gardens! "Every mikkle mek a mukkle!"
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$370 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 33 months
Created March 28, 2016
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