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Mrs. Thorwarth from Benton AR is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Speaks Louder than Words - African Beats Part 2

My students need instruments such as a Krin Log Drum, a Kalimba, Gankogui Bell, and a Udu in order to experience the sounds of African first hand.

  • $343 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I can not say enough positive things about my kids and their drive to learn. They are constantly surprising me while going through the normal struggles that middle school kids go through. But through it all, they are amazing!

My kids are awesome students who will be leading our world one day.

Our classroom is full of energetic 7th-graders at all levels of academic abilities, economic backgrounds, and social needs. They are full of intelligence and creativity. That is where you can help!

My Project

Some say that music is the greatest communicator in the world. It brings people together and stirs such a wide range of emotions with just a few notes. So the African proverb, " Music speaks louder than words," is undeniable true.

Close your eyes and hear the beats of the Ghana Krin Log Drum calling out for all to join together and celebrate community.

It is joined by the Udu Drum from Nigeria keeping the steady rhythm. As feet begin to tap, the Wasembe Shaker, Tribal Shell Bracelet, and Gankogui Bell from West Africa adds beauty to the air. Then the Zimbabwean Kalimbu sings its beautiful song. The sounds of Africa!

I want my students to experience the sounds of Africa. This project will bring those sounds of Africa to my students, for them to explore, examine, and enjoy. Included in this project are all those African instruments and more. Help my students travel to Africa through these wonderful sounds and beats that come from its many tribal people.

Mrs. Thorwarth
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 135 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghana Krin Log Drum • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
Latin Percussion LP1400-C1 LP Udu Drum Claytone #1 • Amazon Business $76.88 1 $76.88
Gankogui Double Bell with Stick - Iron Cow Bell from Ghana - Medium • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
African Gourd Kalimba Mbira Thumb Piano - Tunable! • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
African Wasembe Gourd Slice Shaker - Ghana Rattle • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Beater for African Talking Drum - New! • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Mowind African Tribal Style Nuts Shell Bracelet Dora Nut Handbell Percussion Accessories • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$238.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$291.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.41

Total project goal

$342.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.74

2 Donors

-$149.42

Donations toward project cost

-$149.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$166.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.37

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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