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  • $545 goal

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  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Students Take A World Music Journey!

My students need instruments with which to play World music from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and various other regions.

My Students

How can we help our children connect with their global neighbors? Through music, naturally! The problem: we don't have enough instruments for the students.

Our school is a public charter school located in an agricultural area.

Although a significant number of our students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, this has not hindered their enormous creative talent. As a charter school, we do not receive the same amount of funding as traditional public schools, making it very difficult to provide musical instruments and other materials needed for our performing arts program.

My Project

The djembes and balafon are traditional instruments of Africa. In a student's hands, these instruments are a connection to their global neighbors. When they play music, they are not only fulfilling the need for creativity and self expression; they are developing a respect for cultures around the world. My students need instruments with which to play world music from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and various other regions.

Performing world music is a way to help students understand and appreciate cultures outside of their own community.

Our hope is that these students will, as future leaders, carry this understanding to build stronger relationships with people across the globe.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X8 Drums Diamond Professional Djembe, Small • Amazon $133.23 1 $133.23
12 Key West African Xylophone Balafon Balaphone Marimba- New! • Amazon $129.95 1 $129.95
X8 Drums Ramadan Professional Djembe, Small • Amazon $127.66 1 $127.66

Materials cost

$390.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.61

Total project goal

$544.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$544.07

5 Donors

-$319.07

Donations toward project cost

-$271.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.86

match offer

-$225.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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