Child's Play (India) Foundation

Current Projects

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The Hamara School Project

We are delighted that our first project was a partnership with ‘Hamara School’, a shelter for underprivileged children in Goa. Hamara School cares for 80+ children of construction workers, migrants and other low-income families by looking after their food, clothing, after-school studies and provides a safe place for children to stay.
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Auxilium School Project, Caranzalem

We have a thriving after-school project at Auxilium School in Caranzalem, a suburb of Panjim, Goa's capital. The children of Auxilium School also come from disadvantaged, lower-income families. We began with a during-school recorder project where over 100 children learned to play the recorder. That project has now concluded. Many of those children signed up for our violin and viola project (introduced in 2014) which has been a tremendous success. The number of children wanting to sign up is increasing which bodes well for our future with this school.
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Santa Cruz Village Project

In August 2015, we launched a village project in the lovely village of Santa Cruz, a few miles outside Panjim. The Santa Cruz church and parish school have both been very welcoming of Child's Play India and thanks to their support, we have after-school project that provides instruction in violin and piano to any child from the village. We also had a choir in the parish school where over 40 children met during and after school hours to learn the intricacies of singing in harmony. We're actively looking for a choral director to lead this choir and train many children just waiting for the chance to sing!
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Our Orchestras

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Camerata Child’s Play India

In 2013, we launched Camerata Child’s Play, our chamber ensemble made up of young local musicians and advanced children of Child’s Play. Since April 2013, Camerata has performed over 20 concerts including at the prestigious Monte Music Festival in Goa.
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Junior Camerata Child’s Play India

In 2015, our children’s orchestra made its debut. With over 60 children playing violin, viola, cello, recorder, flute and clarinet, the orchestra is a wonderful (and rare) opportunity for children to experience the joy of making music together. Many of the children in the Junior Camerata are moving on to playing with the Camerata which is an incredible measure of advancement and accomplishment.
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Past Projects

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Mitsuko Trust

In June 2012, we collaborated with children's rights charity Mitsuko Trust to teach the children in their care recorder and flute. The project ran successfully for two years but had to conclude for various reasons including transportation issues for the children to come to the Mitsuko center.
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Auxilium School Project, Aldona

From January 2013 - April 2015 we had a thriving violin project at Auxilium school, Aldona for around 45 children ages 6-10. The project had to be regrettably put on hold as we don’t have a teacher at the moment who can travel to Aldona.
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