The Musical Youth Foundation has been approved for funding under the 2022 Reach Fund, for a pilot music education @home programme it has developed.
The initiative will see 120 children 16 or over adopted into the Musical Youth Foundation. Each new member will receive a free guitar or ukulele and a yearlong subscription to a state-of-the-art learning app that will guide them through learning to play their instrument. Everything from tuning, to chords, strumming and practise to ultimately being ready to play in a band.
Charity boss, Chris Maher says, “We are thrilled to be able to bring music education equality to another group of 120 children, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to learn. The benefits are well documented, and long lasting. The generous support from the Reach Fund is making this possible, without them these 120 children would be among the thousands who through no fault of their own will never have the opportunity to learn. This is another lovely win for the Musical Youth Foundation as we rebuild following covid. Thank you to the Reach Fund Team for believing in us.”
City of Dublin ETB Director Blake Hodkinson says, “City of Dublin ETB is delighted to support communities across the City of Dublin, engage with disadvantaged learners though the REACH Fund”.
The programme will be operational before Christmas and run for 12 months.
Organisations wishing to join the fight against inequality in education can bring this wonderful opportunity to even more young people by becoming a champion.
Email chris at musicalyouthfoundation.org to start your journey with us.