For the past 10 years, Canta Arya School for Strings has supported grassroots music programs in the townships of Davidton, Cape Town and the Safe Houses in Johannesburg. With the aid of a highly experienced and dedicated teaching team, Canta Arya has provided instruments, strings, rosin and music supplies to hundreds of disadvantaged and orphaned students. Canta Arya’s donations have inspired other important donors from around the world including New York, Paris, Basel, Barrie and Tel Aviv. Today, hundreds of young musicians are enjoying music with some of these aspiring violinists poised to enter pre-university music programs at UNISA thanks to Canta Arya’s donor generosity.
“The teachers, parents and children of the Harare Suzuki community would like to wholeheartedly thank you all for helping make a dream come true for us. Teachers have traveled from Zambia and Bulawayo to participate in the course. We are a small community and have been starved for years for the skills that your teacher has brought to our country. Thank you Canta Arya School for your invaluable help. Thank you for sharing and opening our hearts and minds to the generosity of spirit of the Suzuki community.”
– Harare, Zimbabwe 2016