Le Centre Nos Pilifs
Music reaches out to the soul. It touches the lives of people of all ages. It has no boundaries, no frontiers, no limits. It is a universal language for all. It enables us to communicate with others.
Our mission project starting on July 1, centers around a local school for autistic children: Le Centre Nos Pilifs. Currently they have about 50-60 students. We visited this school last year and met the principal as well as many of the children. She explained that her students often have a hard time relating to other people. Many of them are brilliant, and extremely talented artistically, but without specialized help it is difficult for them to communicate with others. However, there is one thing that the teachers have discovered – music can change their world. Autistic children love the vibration, the rhythm, and the different sounds.
Some of the older children are so talented that they can actually learn to play a musical instrument on their own. The younger ones open up immediately when introduced to musical toys. It gives them a new way to communicate with others. Music is a whole new sensory perception to them that enables them to express their feelings.
Last summer IPC donated 765€ which enabled the Centre to buy quite a few toys and instruments. We visited the school a second time after these items were purchased to see how the children were doing. What a difference music had made! We were amazed to see so many little faces light up.
This year we decided to continue the project, because there aren’t enough instruments and toys to go around. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each class could have several different musical toys,and sensorial props , so that each child could have the opportunity to experiment with them during the day? That is our goal. We will be collecting financial donations for Le Centre Nos Pilifs throughout the month of July. Here are some examples of sensorial toys and instruments that were bought last year with your donations. With your help, the school will be able to purchase many more. Music brings them joy and joy is contagious-it spreads! Thank you for your generosity.
On behalf of the IPC Missions Team, thanks for helping us be a blessing in the world!
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