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Help us to invest in a better tomorrow for our children, donate to the Athlone Academy of Music.

In the words of Nelson Mandela – It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it, give the children love, peace and music…….

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - WHY DONATE?

The Athlone Academy of Music is a non-profit organization established by Samuel Jonker in 1994. We are a non-profit organization that has been working in and around the communities of Athlone since 1994.  At the Athlone Academy of Music we love music, we enjoy music and we know that music makes a difference.

Since 1994 the Academy has played a major role and seen this transformation in this area. Our focus is on less privileged youths from age 7 including adults. With our initiative, young people discover that they don’t have to be marginalized and they can still make something worthwhile of themselves despite their lack of influential connections and limited education. In the next three years, we plan to impact the lives of more than 300 children. In 2004 we trained youth in conjunction with the City of cape Town but we were not able to expand the programme beyond inception. We aim to have 300 young Music Ambassadors, which we believe will embody the right set of values, that will impact their communities and become agents of change, fostering growth of value driven by youth in the Cape Town Western Cape Area. We firmly believe this is possible within our areas.

The Academy offers opportunities to children in Cape Town, South Africa who comes from any background and those who need an opportunity to grow and develop. Therefore, we firmly believe that music can bring about change in children and youths for a brighter tomorrow.

Our mission is to promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music. This will affect our communities as we invest in the development of our children through music.

 

The objectives  and expected outcomes of the academy is:

  • Develop artistic capacity amongst our youth
  • Support ongoing creativity and innovation to our kids
  • Secure facility and equipment for the Academy
  • Students enrolled in the program will be able to read music, understand basic music theory, learn to play an instrument and gain an appreciation for music

PROBLEM

There has been a steady increase in the demand for music instruments in the past year, especially now during lockdown. The teaching and learning facility is on school grounds, which has presented us with many challenges during lockdown due to the various imposed restrictions.

 

SOLUTION

To cater for the increasing demand for music instruments, we seeking donations or partnerships with people willing to donate in monetary value or goods. Funding for a suitable venue

 

PRIORITY

A priority need for the academy, would be teaching and learning facilities that can be accessed during the week and over weekends, an office space that would also house our instruments and provide additional teaching and learning capacity and finally funding that would allow us to continue and expand the programme.

 

DONATION OPTIONS

You can Donate any amount of your choice:

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Adopt a Student

Adopt a Student fund is designed to help a child get an instrument:

  • you can adopt a child and hire an instrument for the child for the year at a cost of R320 per month.
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Adopt a Student fund is designed to help a child get an instrument:

  • you can adopt a child and hire an instrument for the child for the year at a cost of R3850 annually.
A priority need for the academy / budgetary items that can be funded
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES NEEDED – BUDGET
INSTRUMENTS
QTY INSTRUMENTS UNIT PRICE TOTAL
6 TRUMPETS R3 745 R22 470
4 BASS GUITAR R3 500 14 000
1 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR R 1999 R 1999
4 PIANO    
10 KEYBOARDS R2 750 R27 500
  DRUMS    
1 LUDWIG BREAKBEATS 4 PIECE DRUM KIT  R 7500 R 7500
10 VIOLIN R2 400 R24 000
10 VIOLA R2 850 R28 500
10 CELLO R4 250 R42 500
10 TROMBONES R4 295 R42 950
10 ALTO SAXOPHONES R14 500 R145 000
10 TERNOR SAXOPHONES R16 850 R168 500
10 CLARINETS R13 500 R135 000
10 FLUTES R8 500 R85 000