“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 21, centers around a local school for autistic children: Le Centre Nos Pilifs. Currently the school has about 50-60 students. Nancy visited this school recently and met the principal and many of the children. The principal 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 communcate with others. There is one thing that the teachers have discovered- music can change their world.
They 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.
Currently the school has a few educational musical toys, but not enough to go around. It would be wonderful if each class could have several different musical toys, props, and/or instruments for the children to experiment with, at different times during the day. They need to be sturdy and well made, in order to last.
So this is our goal. We will be collecting financial donations for Le Centre Nos Pilifs until the end of August. Your donations will be used to purchase a variety of specialized musical props, instruments and toys, bringing much joy to all the children at this school. Joy is contagious – it spreads!
Thank you for your generosity!
More questions? Ask Nancy Evans.
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