As part of our skills development project, we have partnered with an organisation called ‘The Little Wing Foundation’ who erect containers which have been converted to music teaching facilities at schools. Inside the containers there are instruments, lighting and air conditioners.
They have two containers, one being at LIV Village and the other at a primary school in Umlazi, Isithokoziso Junior Primary.
We have 4 teachers dedicated to teaching 48 children
We send 4 of our junior teachers to these venues to teach some 48 children how to play drums, recorder, keyboard and theory. Recently, during their school holidays, a group from this container performed their ﬁrst concert at a mall in Umlazi and subsequently at a concert held for the Department of Arts and Culture. Our goal is to get as many of these containers into as many schools as possible and train the existing educators to play an instrument and learn the necessary theory. Once they are qualiﬁed, we move on to another school, leaving the container for the trained educators to use on an ongoing basis. In this way we hope to empower many primary schools and hopefully start good and sustainable music programs in schools.
Where do we develop skills?
At LIV Village and at a primary school in Umlazi, being Isithokoziso Junior Primary.