Project MusiCrap aims to make recycled and affordable musical instruments of good quality available to kids and youth, especially those from disadvantaged communities, so that they can access the healing power of music.
In phase 1 of this project, ( which we are raising funds for) we will research and prototype these recycled musical instruments. We have partnered with musicians and musical instrument makers for this. These instruments will be ergonomically designed for use by kids, and beginner musicians. So they’ll be easy to learn and play.
My name is Gautam Jain. I have spent more than a decade working with different non-profits, leading projects in areas like micro-finance, vocational training, digital empowerment, organic farming etc. I have also learned rhythm and drum circle facilitation and therapeutic clowning.
We have been working with vulnerable children and youth. Many of these kids have painful pasts and have lived a hard life.
What we’ve been upto
Around the world, music (/ rhythm) therapy and sound healing have been used very effectively in helping kids (and adults) deal with anxiety, depression and aggression.
We too have experienced positive feedback using music (/rhythm) therapy and sound healing with at-risk kids and youth.
The BIG Challenge
However, to be able to have long term impact, we need to be able to create community music libraries, so that these kids (/youth) can access the healing power of music, whenever they need to.
The biggest challenge we currently face is that musical instruments are very expensive, and as such, it is not sustainable and scalable to keep raising funds and investing in these instruments.
We also find that most instruments available in the market today, are not ergonomically designed for use by children and beginner musicians, or for use in therapy. They are mostly designed by adults, for adults.
What we plan to do
Our fellow musicians and instrument makers have volunteered to help us conduct R&D, and design and prototypes of different kinds of musical instruments -
|Tools, Equipment & Materials||2,35,000|
|Researchers / Volunteers Fees||2,15,000|
|Boarding, Lodging & Travel||1,10,000|
|Platform Fees and Taxes (appx)||75,000|
Please expect complete financial transparency from us. All actual expenses will be routinely updated on our website, so that you can know how your contributions are being utilised.
Do you give a crap? (We sure hope you do...)
We are open to all kinds of monetary and non-monetary support.
If you are a musician, music teacher, music therapist or an instrument maker, and if you wish to be more involved, then please reach out to us.
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