The Neemrana Music Foundation in collaboration with the NGO Light Up is starting a project for teaching the violin to underprivileged children from the basti Sanjay Camp.
Light Up is one of the first few social ventures that is focusing on equipping children, parents and teachers with emotional intelligence and the tools necessary to form a cohesive, collaborative, non-violent, and caring community which leads to hope for a meaningful and positive future.
This basti situated in the Embassy neighborhood comprises of hundreds of families, including several unskilled workers who are involved in small jobs at the Singapore Embassy itself, and it is situated on its doorstep.
Because we know that musical practice helps gain confidence and awareness of culture, we expect that this project will favour social integration of underprivileged children.
The children will build a valuable and much sought-after skill that will give them access to jobs as music teachers in schools: this is possible once they reach Grade 5 in the ABRSM* exams (5-7years).
* ABRSM (Association Board of Royal School of Music) is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year.
The scheme is envisaged till December 2018, hopefully to be prolonged, and will concern 8 children of the age group 6 to 8 years old
Tomasz Pajak is a brilliant violinist and great teacher of Polish citizenship, who has been working in Mumbai with the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation for one year and has settled in Delhi in January 2017. He is a teacher at the Delhi School of Music in Chanakyapuri.
THE NEEMRANA SUPPORT
The Neemrana Music Foundation sponsors the whole project comprising: purchase of violins, a weekly collective class of music, a weekly individual violin class, and the fee for ABRSM exams as and when a pupil is ready.