Monthly Giving Appeal

Favela Brass is growing quickly. Whether it was our parade within the favela during Carnaval, our beautiful new T-shirts, or just the sheer charm and charisma of our teaching staff (!) we don’t know, but over the last few weeks we’ve had a constant stream of children arriving at the project to enrol. Having worked with a small group of about 10 students for most of 2014, we now have 34 students and have had to start putting new arrivals on a waiting list.

The challenge now is to maintain the previous quality of teaching at this larger scale; to manage the transition from giving lessons to a few of our neighbours’ children to running a music school. One implication of this increase in size is that our costs have also increased – we now need more instruments, more teaching hours and more materials. In order to try and meet this increased cost we’re appealing to friends of the project to consider setting up a monthly donation.

If we ended up with 100 people donating just £3 per month that would be enough to cover the cost of providing 3 music lessons and 2 English lesson per week for all of our 34 children. That is, for the price of a large cappuccino at Starbucks you could help to give 34 children a life-changing chance to learn to play a musical instrument.

Those who wish to sign up for a monthly donation, please just choose the amount that you’d like to donate each month from the drop-down menu below and then click the “subscribe” button. Thanks.

Option 2 : £3.00 GBP – monthly
Option 3 : £5.00 GBP – monthly
Option 4 : £10.00 GBP – monthly
Option 5 : £20.00 GBP – monthly
Option 6 : £30.00 GBP – monthly

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Bindu Mathur

Bindu Mathur was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and worked for 10 years in London as a TV producer/director, making science and history documentaries for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. She also made videos for international NGOs and has filmed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Resident in Rio de Janeiro since 2007 she is the owner of the award-winning Casa Beleza B&B in Santa Teresa, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a long-time collaborator with Favela Brass including making films for the project. Her children also studied at the project.

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