We are still in the process of setting up the not-for-profit officially, but that doesn’t mean that we have been sitting still.
What we have done so far:
- We organised ‘Guitars for people in Direct Provision’ a project that is still running, where we ask the people of Ireland to donate their unused instruments, especially guitars and keyboards to the asylum seekers who live in Direct Provision Centers in Ireland. Starting in Cork we have so far collected around 12 guitars and 3 keyboards. Several tutors have come forward and we have had a full summer of teaching.
- Here are some pictures :
- June the 16th marked the International Day of the African Child. To mark that day and to create awareness we produced a podcast with interviews with people from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Rwanda, mixed with some music. Have a listen:
- We have joined forces with a charity shop in Bandon to supply clothes to the residents of the Direct Provision centers. In Ireland asylum seekers have no right to work, and only get 21.50€/week to spend. Hardly enough to buy a few snacks. That’s why we supply clothes for men, women and children and sometimes also bring books and toys along. This would not be possible without the help of Mary O’Donoghue the owner of the Mary’s charity shop in Bandon, co. Cork.
- Much more is to come.