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Do you have $5 to buy a recorder for a student in Ghana?

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This sounds like a great idea to help fill the gap within the Instruments for Africa project.  Please look into contributing and help make it a success.


We’re excited to announce that our most recent Instruments For Africa donation is currently on its way to Ghana! Right now the ship is somewhere between Morocco and Accra; 2,700lbs of books, accessories, and amazing musical instruments, all donated by people like you.

We managed to seperate the equipment into twelve groups, so we’ll be able to supply twelve schools with instruments when we arrive in Ghana next month.

The problem is, several months ago the Ministry of Education in Ghana gave us a list of thirteen schools in the country that need our help, and no matter how we tried we couldn’t stretch our instrument collection far enough to equip all thirteen schools. We left it up to them to eliminate one name from the list and the school they selected to not receive instruments from IFA on this trip was the Accra School For The Blind.

We’d like very much to include the Accra School For The Blind and we could use your help.

Recorders are very popular instruments with kids of all ages everywhere we go in Africa, and our friends at Musicare have agreed to supply us with as many good-quality, brand-name recorders as we want for just $5 each, tax-in. Our flight tickets allow for three more pieces of luggage than we require so we could potentially take hundreds of recorders to Ghana with us without any shipping costs whatsoever.

This means you now have the unique opportunity to put an instrument directly into the hands of a handicapped child in Ghana for a mere $5!

Aside from being relatively easy to play, very durable and always staying in tune, the best thing about recorders is that unlike a trumpet or a guitar that is shared by many students, every child gets their own recorder to keep. With your $5 donation I will personally be able to hand a recorder to one of these children, one they can take home and keep as their very own. Imagine the difference that could make! How often do you get a chance to make that kind of difference for such a tiny sum?

If you donate $10 we can give instruments to two kids. For $100 we could give the gift of music to an entire classroom! But the point is, for the extremely reasonable price of just five dollars you can be directly responsible for giving a ray of musical hope to a child in Ghana.

Please go to www.instrumentsforafrica.com and click the donate button right now. Simply write the word “recorder” in the instruction box and we’ll make sure a child at the Accra School For The Blind receives your gift.

Finally, we’ve put together a video to promote our Recorder Drive. Please click here to watch it, and be sure to share the video with your friends!
Thanks very much for your continued support,
Todd Snelgrove
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