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How Music is Changing the Lives of Underprivileged Kids at Music Basti

Feb 21, 2017 03:28 PM IST iVideos iVideos

Set up in 2008, a Delhi-based NGO Music Basti, enables music learning for underprivileged and at-risk children to nurture confidence and skills to engage with a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.

The aim of the organisation is to teach a mixture of musical training, song writing and performing to these young kids and to foster life skills like self-confidence, creativity and leadership that are vital for a well-rounded development of a child. Music Basti, along with musicians helps nurture the confidence of these children through a creative and joyful music-led learning experience.

In 2013, Music Basti created the one-year ReSound program. ReSound enables children to write and perform their original songs that tell the story of their communities.

This year, ReSound is being held on February 26. Musicians like Vishal Dadlani, Ehsaan Noorani, Mohit Chauhan and bands like The Other People and Parikrama have initiated their support to sponsor instruments for the children at the NGO.

Since efforts like these need combined support, News18 has partnered with the crowd-funding organisation, BitGiving, to raise funds for Music Basti.

While they are doing their bit, here’s a chance to make a contribution and bring some difference in the lives of these little learners.

To contribute, click here.

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