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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worldship Orchestra tours Sri Lanka

Today is the - All Island Schools' Western Music Competition 2015 FINALS - The Music Project children from Yatiwala Sri Gunananda Vidyalaya KURUNEGALA, Mallavi Central College MALLAVI MULLAITIVU and Yogapuram MV MALLAVI MULLAITIVU (who got through to the finals 2 weeks ago) are here today at Nalanda College Colombo to perform (recorder catagory). We wish them all the very best and hope they will win first place !!

This is HUGE and this will definitely prove to all of our supporters - the importance of our project - and how it empowers children!!

Yatiwala Sri Gunananda Vidyalaya Kurunegala wins first place at Provincial level - Recorder catagory at "All Island Schools' Western Music Competition 2015" held at Malayadevi Girl's school on the 17 June 2015. They are now selected to the FINALS which will be held on the 7th of July 2015 at Nalanda College Colombo. We congratulate the children for their fabulous performance and The Music Project teachers for their guidance and dedication.

Ten lucky Music Project students' were sponsored to participate in "The 14th Annual Youth Summer Camp 2015". The Organiser / Director Joy Ferdinando of "the International Institute of Music, Dance & Speech" invited the Music Project to participate and sponsored the course fees & accommodation for five students from Kurunegala and five students from Mulliativu. The Music Project is so grateful to Ms. Joy Ferdinando for her kind generosity in providing our students this fabulous opportunity.

"We wish to thank our main sponsors JICA for their financial support toward the UNITE programme. JICA's dedication is a huge strength in sustaining The Music Project .

Our special thanks to our Chief Guest Mrs. Padma Karunasena for gracing the occasion of our UNITE concert and for her generous donation to the project.

We also wish to thank our sponsors JICA, and Chairman Hemantha Karunasena of "In & Out caterers Kurunegala for their sponsorship of 200 bread loaves, and other well wishers of the Kurunegala community who gave us help financially and in other ways."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The UNITE concert at Kurunegala

We are so very grateful to our friends in London who collected and sent through so very many musical instruments which are being put to such good use. We are grateful in particular to David Woodcock, Head of Music of Harrow School and Preethie Jayaweera also of the school for their kind initiative of sending much needed instruments. We are so appreciative  of the extensive range of brass instruments. The children of The music project are thrilled with their new music instruments and has already made progress in their learning of the instruments. We thank our friends from London who have supported us - and made it possible to make a difference in these children’s lives.

"Smile for all in the world" is a JICA initiative to help children in need. This is the 3rd consecutive year where "Smile for all in the world" have donated Musical instruments to the children of the Music Project in the month of March 2015.

The Music Project teacher's Lahiru Senarath and Lakshitha Madusanka conducted the 2nd teacher training workshops in March 2015 for the following schools —

1. Therankandal G.T.M.S Mulluitivu – Student nos. 50
2. The Mallavi Central College Mullaitivu – Student nos. 75
3. Nattankandal College, Mullaitivu - Student nos. 50

These schools have already registered the students and will commence the programme in May 2015.

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The Music Project is an El Sistema inspired iniative in Sri Lanka, where we aim to bring together two communities separated by decades of conflict by teaching music. Read more...

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Volunteering with the Music Project in Kurunegala has been a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience. During my time with the Project I have taught English in the mornings at a local school called Lakdasa College.

Then in the afternoons I travelled to several different schools with the Music Project itself to teach English, trumpet and recorder. The children are all very eager to learn which makes them a pleasure to teach.

Sandy McCleery

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The Music Project is always looking for more volunteers and donors. If you are interested in what we do and would like to play a part in the future of Sri Lanka, please contact us!

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