Crowdfunding: open your eyes for education in Africa
Petits Músics del Món is an NGO that carries out solidarity, educational and cultural projects through music, focusing on children and young people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
From the NGO declared Public Utility, we have always bet on education as a tool for social transformation. Education is a basic and fundamental right that we reinforce through music and educational projects in Malawi, and recently in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe there are many deficiencies in the educational and musical fields, which is why Petits Músics del Món works to cover the educational needs of children.
Since the creation of Petits Musics del Mon we have carried out a task that has borne important results at many levels: teacher training, creation of children’s choirs and musical groups, the Hear Us International Forum, construction of women’s toilets in a public primary school, creation of a computer class accessible to everyone… But as you can imagine there is still a lot to be done in many different areas.
With this crowdfunding, Petits Músics del Món wants to reactivate projects that have had a great impact and effect on the children of southern Africa. Since the pandemic we had to suspend the exchange project between children from Malawi-Catalonia, which served as a motivational tool for field work in these countries and at the same time as a discovery tool for the children of Catalonia.
9 children (3 from each country: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) and 3 teachers will spend three weeks in San Cugat del Vallés, where they will live with host families, integrating into the family nucleus. In this exchange, the boys and girls will participate in meetings with students from schools and institutes in Catalonia, where they will share their daily lives, music and traditional dances.
With this project the boys and girls discover another world, living it themselves, they know the importance of studying for students in Catalonia, they live with host families and they discover other models of life and possible gender roles, etc. In addition, Catalan children discover new difficult realities, but at the same time positive and optimistic, which helps them to understand where they are (in a very privileged place), and to open their minds in this globalized and consumerist world.
It is important to collaborate in this project because we want to continue opening the eyes of many people to completely different social, cultural and vital realities. And make them aware of the imbalances and build joint cooperation between Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Catalonia and achieve a more conscious, responsible and supportive society.
Through this crowdfunding you can actively collaborate and help us raise awareness and show many people the reality of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe: https://gofund.me/73f962ae
With your support we can ensure that more children have access to a quality education.