Music at the heart – Alacran Group pumps resources into after school programmes
“The hours before and after school as well as holiday breaks provide opportunities for children to engage in activities that build confidence. This includes not only academics, but the creative arts both within the school grounds and community-based.
Alicia Williams, public relations manager at the Bob Marley Foundation, which has partnered with overseas-based Alacran Foundation, says it is important for alternative solutions to not having educational opportunities.
She notes that within inner-city communities where persons cannot afford or have an interest in formal education, the arts both visual and performing, are taking precedence.
“Similarly, there are a lot of people looking to music as a career choice, but cannot afford to have piano lessons, or to learn to play another instrument but once the opportunity is presented, they excel,” Williams points out.” Read more…