The programme serves a number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds countrywide and provides tutors, instruments and lessons to those who do not have the finances to get training in music. Many students who started out in the project have developed their skills to the point that they are embarking on professional careers in music.
The training, in Atteridgeville at The Kingdom of Life Centre and Leamogetswe Safety Home, teaches dedication to hundreds of orphans every year. The programme successfully betters the lives of students and produces musical professionals.
PULLING STRINGS. The children’s musical skills develop quickly. Other than the programme and school, the children have little contact with the world.
MAESTRO. The Kingdom of Life Centre branched out due to extra funding and a building upgrade. Newly orphaned children will soon fill the new building in Atteridgeville. Children at Kingdom of Life play along with their violin instructor. Unisa sponsors a music programme where the children begin at an early age to learn music.
MONSTER GRIN. A boy plays in the music room at Leamogetswe Safety Home prior to the start of class.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. A boy takes out his violin before lessons start at the Kingdom Of Life Centre. He spends most of his free time practising.
CLASS ACT. A student walks to class. Unisa sponsors violins.
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO. Two students warm up at Leamogetswe Safety Home before the start of class. Some children excel and end up playing in orchestras.
TICKLING THE IVORIES. A girl plays in the music room at Leamogetswe Safety Home. The home houses 82 children, ranging from one year to 20 years.
SOUND OF MUSIC. Students practice outside, near and around the orphanages in Atteridgeville. There always seems to be the sound of a violin playing.
A PLACE CALLED HOME. Kingdom of Life Child and Youth Care Centre, prior to the rebuild, houses an average of 60 children.