Liberian Youth Orchestra Project
“Transform Liberian Children Through String Music Education”
The Liberian Youth Orchestra Project will bring string music to Liberian children. There are no string music programs in Liberia. We want to change this reality. Julie McGhee will be partnering with Change Agent Network (CAN) to bring hope and a future to underserved children through a music education. The Change Agent Network (CAN) team is extremely excited to be able to offer this opportunity to their students. The LYO project will begin in one school, Alexandra A. Andrews Academy in Gbarnga, Bong County, Central Liberia. There are currently 600 students K-12 in this school. The LYO project will begin with 25-50 students grades 4-9 the first year. Julie McGhee will be teaching on the ground in Liberia as well as live-stream lessons/classes from here in the United States. The goal is to launch this program in September of 2018.
About Julie McGhee
I have been teaching violin and cello for 21 years, I have been (and am currently) serving as String Director at Plymouth Christian Academy for 14 years. My first trip to Liberia was in 2013. I not only fell in love with the children, but also was extremely burdened with their plight. I brought my violin to Liberia in 2016 and had the opportunity to play the Liberian national anthem in front of the Liberian Senate twice. I was also introduced to Change Agent Network and had the wonderful experience of playing my violin at four different schools, and watching children who had never seen or heard a violin, light up as I played.
Partnership In Bringing Hope Through Strings-Based Music Education to Liberia.
Sponsor a School: Alexandra A. Andrews Academy.
This will be the first school in Liberia to have an orchestra program. We invite you to be a part of making history in the country of Liberia.
The initial goal was to raise $30,000 to get the LYO project up and running. Thanks to the generous donations of many, we were able to load a shipping container with 74 instruments (donated by Glasser Bows NY and Shar Music,) music books, workbooks, music stands, extra bows, extra strings, instrument accessories, tools for instrument repair, and equipment for distance learning in the classroom. This is beyond amazing! To God be the glory great things He has done.
Our current goal is $15,000. The expenses involved would include: travel/ airfare, set-up costs, and living expenses. Julie McGhee will be traveling to Liberia 3-4 times in the course of the school year, so airfare is a significant expense. There will be expenses in the classroom as we purchase chairs and shelving. We will need to rent a vehicle for transportation to and from the airport or into the city, as well as many miscellaneous expenses involved with a project of this magnitude.
Would you consider sponsoring the Liberian Youth Orchestra at Alexandra A. Andrews Academy this school year? Would you consider a recurring donation for a mission partnership with Julie McGhee?
Click the donation button below to donate now towards this worthy cause: http://www.canintl.org/donate/ Please tag and share, thanks a lot for your contribution and God bless!
Watch the Video of the Liberian Youth Orchestra with Mr. & Mrs. Dan McGhee.
Thank you so much for your donation. We are so very grateful!
NOTE: Unless specifically noted in the checkout process of your donation, all donations will go to the program with the most urgent need. So, please specify the Liberian Youth Orchestra Project as you make your donation. All checks should be made payable to Change Agent Network, write LYOP in the memo section and mail to Change Agent Network, Inc. 10000 North Central Expressway. Suite 40, Dallas, Texas 75231.