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Posted by ESA Administrator on 1 December 2015

A special Fundraising Campaign organised by the European Suzuki Association 
(ESA) to raise funds to give more children the opportunity of a Suzuki education in
Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The campaign will run from 1 to 31 December 2015

stick teacher and child violin

Get involved.  Give something back
The ESA are asking all Suzuki Teachers throughout the region to organise 
fundraising events with their students during the month of December 
(download a poster here)

These fundraising events can be -
-  Christmas Concerts
-  Sponsored practice (download a sponsor form here)
-  Christmas Workshops
-  Any other ideas

Photos and videos are welcome - please send these to the ESA Office and they will be posted on the ESA website

Monies can be paid to the ESA either by -
1. Bank transfer
2. PayPal
Download a donation form here
Payments by 31 January 2016 latest please

The total amount raised will be announced on the ESA website during February 2016.
A cheque will be presented at the BSI Gala Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London in March 2016.

The money will be donated to the European Suzuki Teacher Development Trust (ESTDT) which is a charity concerned with making Suzuki Teaching in music available to children in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The ESTDT do this by giving financial support to Suzuki Teacher Training projects in countries where there is a need.

The ESTDT have helped to give Suzuki Teachers to children in -
Russia                                                  Latvia                                       Lithuania
Poland                                                 Estonia                                    Turkey
Croatia                                                 Hungary                                 South Africa

The project in South Africa began in the township of Mamelodi, with 100 eager students, 9 violins and a tree to teach under.  
Read South Africa’s story here - Mamelodi - the Mother of all Melodies

'Talent Education, for the happiness of all children'
Dr Shinichi Suzuki