With the many increased challenges South Africa faces now, we have reached a make or break point in the care of our young people. It is now critically important that we give every possible attention to developing our children into the cleverest and most innovative citizens of the future that they can possibly be.
Covid19 has forced us to re-evaluate how to strengthen our ability to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world. What does a vibrant, post-Covid-19 society could look like, and how we can most effectively help build it? How can we best prepare our young people to think out of the box, use innovation and improvisation to find creative solutions to challenges, and dig deep into their natural resilience? These are the questions we need to be asking ourselves.
In our own community, we face on a micro level the exact same challenges our country – and indeed the planet – faces on a macro level: for example, health, education, renewable energy, sustainable food systems. We believe that the true altruistic meaning of the “triple bottom line” is more relevant now than ever before: human life, the economy and the environment are interdependent. It is clear to us that collaboration is the only sensible approach. Collaboration enables greater impact. The greater the impact the greater, and quicker, the change.
During November and December 2020 we are running a fun campaign to raise 100 X R100, 100 x R$100, 100 x £100 and 100 x €100! FUN FACT: Did you know that Bill Pitman (Guitarist / session musician (rock and roll / pop / jazz) who played on many celebrated songs in the 50s and 60s is 100 years old?? Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more fun facts and info on how to get involved!
Since 2007, Kronendal Music Academy has offered the universal language of music as a stepping stone in the lives of impoverished children from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. As the only fully-fledged music school in the valley, at any given time we have well over 100 pupils in lessons and ensembles, and regular performances and external qualifications complement our teaching model. High standards ensure that our core humanitarian values are maintained. Our award-winning programmes not only foster racial and social integration in our community, but also guarantee enriching opportunities for all our children, developing important cognitive skills while exploring previously unavailable horizons.
KMA is an organisation dedicated to giving children with few or no advantages in life, the opportunity to discover and exploit any musical talent they possess.
But we also care about each child’s well-being. We go the extra mile to ensure we contribute to developing happy, healthy, and confident future South Africans.