BUY ONE GIVE ONE
HOW ONE UKULELE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
The Buy One, Give One program is
providing children that creative spark one chord at a time.
A wise person once said
"Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possibility."
We believe that every child should have access to music in schools, that’s why we want to change how music is taught in Cambodia. In many parts of the world it's the norm for musical education to be compulsory for all children over the age of five. However, in other parts of the world – like Southeast Asia – it is something that is harder to access. That’s where you come in.
When you purchase a ukulele through us, you’re helping to implement music in Cambodian schools.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
YOU BUY A UKULELE
By purchasing any ukulele kit on our website, you’re contributing to the Buy One, Give One program: You buy a ukulele, we put a teacher through the Bondi Ukuleles Foundation Teacher Training System.
After your purchase, a kindergarten teacher will come to our community center once a week for training. For 10 weeks, teachers learn how to hold, strum and tune a ukulele. Along with educating teachers on how to play the ukulele, we also teach them how to maintain it so that the instrument – and subsequent musical program – becomes a sustainable part of the Cambodian school system.
Your Purchase Puts A Teacher Through Our 10-Week Course
Teachers Are Given A Classroom Ukulele
Teachers are awarded our Bondi Ukulele University qualification and a ukulele to take back to the classroom once they have successfully completed the 10-week course. By empowering teachers with a ukulele, know-how and ownership, we’re ensuring a self-sustaining educational program.
By purchasing with us, you’re helping to bring music into classrooms. The Rhythm & Reason Initiative is currently developing videos to help support each teacher with implementing ukulele music into their school curriculum and will also send volunteer ukulele players from overseas to play with them in the classroom.
Music Is Implemented In Cambodian Schools
Empowering teachers with a ukulele, know-how and ownership ensures
a self-sustaining educational program.
We believe in the support of a strong community, so we also offer refresher courses and meet-ups once a month where students can come in and talk ukulele. By the end of 2018, the initiative will have a Cambodian Music Coordinator working with us to ensure the program is as strong as it can be.
Bondi Ukuleles strongly believes in the value of music in education and believe it should be valued equally alongside reading, writing and numeracy in school curricula. Research has shown that musical education enhances academic achievement, promotes wellbeing, improves cognitive abilities and helps to treat anxiety and depression. If children are exposed to a musical instrument before the age of 7, they have an enhanced ability to learn, to take in information; and learn new concepts.
Music is an intrinsic part of human life, regardless of culture or geography, and everyone deserves the right to experience this. Through music we become stronger individuals and create a more positive future. With your help, we can change the lives of thousands of children and ensure every student has the chance play music in their classroom.
How you can help
Looking for a new ukulele, case or a special gift for a loved one?
Consider Bondi ukuleles and make it a meaningful purchase.
CHILDREN OF CAMBODIA
"A generation of Cambodian children are seeking to have music in their lives"
A Strong Partnership
BRINGING MUSIC TO VILLAGES
Commitment to change
"Each and every day, together, we take a step forward"
"The response already has been overwhelmingly positive. With Rhythm, we have a Reason. "
The Ukulele Dance Freeze Game in action.
Your foot's still tapping buddy!
"When the ukulele stops, you stop..."
Active in schools now: "One Little Finger" to the tune of a ukulele sure does get the kids excited
How You Can Make A Greater Contribution
You already have. By purchasing Bondi Ukuleles products, you’ve made a meaningful difference.
So, you want to roll up your sleeves with Rhythm & Reason?
We are seeking volunteers for various roles and activities such as:
・Village ukulelist -Cambodia
・Curriculum creation heroes
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