As from September, I will be volunteering as Choral Director for the Child's Play India Foundation. Here are some words of how I feel about it:
To me is all about three words: commitment, community and connecting. And Music, of course. Being able to bring myself to a totally different environment, meet a new community and get to be challenged to move it, sounds amazing. Teachers should bring inspiration, and commit to their students as if they are family. Connect, relate, bond with them. If a teacher is able to transmit their passion to the children, then they won the biggest battle of them all. And what easier way to do it than through Music? The language of the world, the emotions’ vessel that can bring people together in an unimaginable number of ways! Being the person who teaches it, I can only hope to bring inspiration, knowledge and creativity to the ones learning. And I also expect, I am sure even, that everytime I teach, I will get something back. It has to be a two-way relation, and Music gives us that on a daily basis. I am eager to know more about different musical backgrounds, and I am sure teaching at Goa will gift me with that.
This fundraising should work as an extra help for me to pay my flight to Goa and make this adventure easier! :)
I am sure you will still support me with all your heart, and that is much more valuable than any money in the world!