$5 Recorder Drive To Help The Accra School For The Blind
We’re excited to announce that our most recent donation is currently on its way to Ghana. Right now the ship is somewhere between Morocco and Accra; 2,700lbs of books, accessories, and amazing musical instruments, all donated by people like you.
We managed to seperate the equipment into twelve groups, so we’ll be able to supply twelve schools with instruments when we arrive in Ghana next month.
The problem is, several months ago the Ministry of Education in Ghana gave us a list of thirteen schools in the country that need our help, and no matter how we tried we couldn’t stretch our instrument collection far enough to equip all thirteen schools. We left it up to them to eliminate one name from the list and the school they selected to not receive instruments from IFA on this trip was the Accra School For The Blind.
We’d like very much to include the Accra School For The Blind and we could use your help.
Recorders are very popular instruments with kids of all ages everywhere we go in Africa, and our friends at Musicare have agreed to supply us with as many good-quality, brand-name recorders as we want for just $5 each, tax-in. Our flight tickets allow for three more pieces of luggage than we require so we could potentially take hundreds of recorders to Ghana with us without any shipping costs whatsoever.
This means you now have the unique opportunity to put an instrument directly into the hands of a handicapped child in Ghana for a mere $5.
Aside from being relatively easy to play, very durable and always staying in tune, the best thing about recorders is that unlike a trumpet or a guitar that is shared by many students, every child gets their own recorder to keep. With your $5 donation I will personally be able to hand a recorder to one of these children, one they can take home and keep as their very own. Imagine the difference that could make! How often do you get a chance to make that kind of difference for such a tiny sum?
If you donate $10 we can give instruments to two kids. For $100 we could give the gift of music to an entire classroom! But the point is, for the extremely reasonable price of just five dollars you can be directly responsible for giving a ray of musical hope to a child in Ghana.
Please, click the donate button above this article right now. Simply write the word “recorder” in the instruction box and we’ll make sure a child at the Accra School For The Blind receives your gift.
IFA Shipment Headed To Accra
Instruments For Africa is thrilled to announce that our latest shipment has left Ottawa and is officially on it’s way to Accra, Ghana!
It’s may not look like much, but these two crates measuring 7’ x 4’ x 4.5’ and weighing in at a combined total of 2,700lbs contain the collective effort and kindness of hundreds of people. They also contain 148 musical instruments and almost 650 music books and scores, not to mention countless drumsticks, guitar, bass, ‘cello and violin strings, music stands, tuners, metronomes, mouthpiece disinfectant, picks, cork grease, and thousands of brand-new saxophone and clarinet reeds courtesy of The D’Addario Foundation.
These instruments came from private donations and we would like to extend a humble and heartfelt thank-you to all the individuals who contributed to this shipment by donating your well-loved instruments, accessories and music books, and we’d like to offer a special thanks to the generous people who made financial contributions to our effort. Thank you all so very much.
Instruments For Africa would also like to single out Metro Music, Spaceman Music, and Lauzon Music for all of their continued support, Dave Skippen for contributing so much of his time and equipment getting all of our guitars ready for shipment, the staff at the Ghana High Commission for their cooperation, The D’Addario Foundation, Sennheiser Electronics, and the Ernest E. Guertin Foundation for their financial and product donations, and especially our first and most tireless sponsor, Musicare.
The very first email Instruments For Africa received when we began our initiative back in 2012 was from Musicare. It was an offer to inspect, clean, and service all the concert band instruments that would be donated to our organization and it’s because of their continued participation that we can be confident that the children in Africa will always find their new instruments in good working order and ready to be played. Not only does Musicare continue to service all of our band instrument donations, they also regularly set aside instruments to donate to our cause. Several trumpets, trombones and three (yes, three!) French horns included in this shipment were donated by Musicare. We cannot overstate our appreciation to everyone at Musicare and all they do for Instruments For Africa.