The SONG Project

The SONG Project

The SONG Project introduces Songwriting to women who have been marginalized by poverty, homelessness, violence, or trauma, as a tool for empowering them to tell their stories of oppression, resilience and hope in a creative and transformative way. Often, formal music education is not accessible to women who are poor, homeless, or otherwise marginalized, yet music and songs play an influential role in many of their lives. People find songs that they connect with, and carry them through the day as companions, filling the individual with a sense of a wider community that she is connected to and supported by.

 

Learn more and read lyrics by women of the SONG Project

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Avon Old Farms School

The purpose of the Blakeley Outreach Program is to enhance opportunities for Avon Old Farms students to provide volunteer home building / renovation services in the United States in impoverished areas, to provide relief in disaster areas, or to work on environmental issues.

The Blakeley Outreach Program is intended to afford meaningful experiences for our students to make an immediate impact upon the welfare of the recipient(s). It will enable students, annually, to serve in a community for up to two weeks during Avon’s spring break in each March.

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The Village Development Partnership

The Village Development Partnership

The Village Development Partnership developed by renowned social entrepreneur Mechai Viravaidya is an innovative endeavor to empower rural communities in Thailand and Cambodia to eradicate poverty and improve their quality of life. It is a genuine partnership between the villagers and a sponsoring company or organization, providing business skills training and capital to enable each village to have its own community owned and managed Village Bank.

The micro-credit program is managed through Population & Community Development Association (PDA), based in Bangkok, Thailand.

www.villagedevelopmentpartnership.org/vdp.asp

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Trinity School

Trinity School was founded by Colombo-American citizens in Cali, Colombia in 1967, in an attempt to make their neighborhood a safer and better place for poor children. by offering them a free education and a meal.

  • 400 students are enrolled at Trinity School, from 380 low-income families.
  • 100 students are learning to play the violin or viola and take part in the school choir and/or Philharmonic orchestra in Cali.
  • 20 Internet-ready computers are part of their educational experience
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