New musical instruments will be provided for the Ciudad Sandino music school in Nicaragua.
 
One of our club's District Grants for 2021/22 is for musical instruments for the children of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. The municipality will maintain a music school where children, adolescents, and youth from the city can learn to play music. The city has instructors in place, a physical location, and some basic instruments, but they lack a larger variety of instruments to be able to develop the music training.
 
The grant will fund the purchase of the following musical instruments and supplies will be purchased: 18 guitars (15 clasica and 3 electroacoustic), 1 bass guitar, 19 guitar bags, 1 guitar strap, 2 cables, 12 classical guitar pedistals, 4 keyboards, 4 keyboard adapters, 4 keyboard pedestals, 4 keyboard bags, 1 bongo, 1 pedestal for bongo, and 1 Peruvian percussion box.
 
Janet Napier, International Service Director, reported now that the new Rotary year has begun, the funds have been sent to our partner in Nicaragua for the purchase of the instruments. In the meantime, the children have fabricated their own home made instruments in anticipation of the new ones on their way.
 
This project is funded by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation and a grant from Rotary District 5240.