Leaps and Bounds – 6 week Drumming Program for At-risk Youth

Leaps and Bounds staff and students had a great term, especially after having been instructed in African drumming which culminated in a brilliant performance. Indeed, the facilitator was very charismatic and always appropriate for our students who all have different issues and difficulties. The performance in front of parents driven by Seydou’s enthusiasm and belief in them was an amazing feat for students who may never have an opportunity to show their skills or push their limits in front of an audience, particularly an audience who they believe may be sceptical or negative. They put their fears aside out of the respect they developed for their instructor, and the looks on their faces showed how important this event (and the previous lessons) had been. 

AFRICAN DRUMMING COURSE

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