BAMBI Donates ฿100,000 to Immanuel Music School

Published on: April 17, 2018

BAMBI presented the Immanuel Music School in Khlong Toei with a donation of ฿100,000, following the hugely successful BAMBI 35th Anniversary Charity Concert in January 2018.

By Faye Wheeler / Photos by Azusa Uchida

Following the hugely successful BAMBI 35th Anniversary Charity Concert in January, we visited the Immanuel Music School in Khlong Toei to present the donation of ฿100,000.

The school was started in 2000 by Solveig Johannessen and the pastor from the Immanuel Lutheran Church when children were invited to come and play instruments as something to do during their long summer holidays. Since then, it has grown into a popular project in this slum area, with currently over 70 students learning violin, cello, piano, drums and much more.

Many of the teachers at the school are ex-students, now studying music at university, who have returned to continue supporting the benefits a music education can bring.

In our tour of the school with Solveig and Khun Ton, the lead teacher, we saw many different classes taking place with dedicated, hard-working students and teachers.

The contribution we were able to make from the BAMBI charity donations will be used to buy new instruments, as the school hopes to continue to grow beyond Bangkok.

The school is currently looking for new violin teachers, so if you are able to help, please contact the BAMBI Charities team for more information. We would like to once again thank everyone who was involved in the charity concert, and we look forward to showcasing the Immanuel Orchestra again next year.

 


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