By offering music education in a safe, nurturing environment, Kronendal Music Academy can support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in our care. We focus on 21st Century skills development that will equip young people with the self-confidence to build their future, and the resilience needed when dealing with life’s setbacks and stresses, while our support programmes help children, youth and their families develop social behaviour change.
Since 2007, Kronendal Music Academy has offered the universal language of music as a stepping stone in the lives of impoverished children from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. As the only fully-fledged music school in the valley, at any given time we have well over 100 pupils in lessons and ensembles, and regular performances and external qualifications complement our teaching model. High standards ensure that our core humanitarian values are maintained. Our award-winning programmes not only foster racial and social integration in our community, but also guarantee enriching opportunities for all our children, developing important cognitive skills while exploring previously unavailable horizons.
After 16 years of successful growth, KMA is poised to place the next milestone on our journey. A forever home where futures are created hand in hand with community. A forever home where Culture, Collaboration & Creativity meet and where sustainable opportunities become the jumping off place for brighter futures for many.
“The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have brought the need for more socially and environmentally conscious investment into sharper focus. Socially and environmentally conscious South African investors are directing capital towards high-impact projects with astounding results and financial returns. There is increasing evidence of impact investments outperforming those of the traditional investments.” (Brett Wallington, 9 February 2021, ‘Impact investing can be a post-Covid economic catalyst’ – Daily Maverick)
In 2021 we are launching a community hub through our newly formed “S.H.I.N.E Trust”, which will foster collaboration amongst NGOs in Hout Bay, provide a platform for sustainable income and encourage impact investment in our community. With our focus being “The Child in The Middle”, we believe that combining expertise and strengths amongst NGOs, for the development of our local children and youth, is a win-win for everyone. We also believe such a collective can have a significant impact on innovative solutions to funding sustainability for each organisation.
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