June 2014 Recipients
Sistema Whangarei – Toi Akorangi is a community-based initiative offering an after school, in-school and holiday orchestral program. The organisation has been granted $6,717 to purchase new instruments for the children.
The organisation provides a social development program by providing opportunities for children through orchestral music, such as building self-esteem and learning to work as a team. The organisation works with children living in low-income households and all aspects of the program are provided free of charge.
It provides children with a way to see that anything is possible for themselves and their whanau. With the grant it can continue lending instruments to their students, teaching them important virtues such as care and responsibility. The service is now able to continue free of charge, making sure there are no financial barriers for families wanting to take part.