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The West Coast Youth Orchestra (WCYO) is a culturally diverse non-profit organization, that provides Music Outreach & Development Programs to the youth on the South African West Coast. We proudly operate in an honest, transparent & disciplined manner that adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Non Profit Act. The community, schools and local government have therefore gained a trust in us, ensuring the success of current and future projects. We build our projects on a firm foundation, that simultaneously benefit the students, schools and their communities, enabling future partnerships with community leaders, that will address the pressing social and cultural needs of West Coast.
Our target group is the youths and young adults, but we strongly believe that any musician should have the opportunity to join one of our programs regardless of their background, ability or social economic status.
Carina’s Musici Orchestra was established in 1996, with a handful of children practicing as one huge mixed ensemble. Soon under the careful care, guidance and expertise of founding member, Ms. Carina Brown the numbers grew rapidly & the various ensemble groups started to participate in local events and Eisteddfods. The West Coast Youth Orchestra, NPC no: 132-992 was registered in August 2013 and has since grown immensely. Read More
Ways you Can Support our students
♪ MySchool Card - Choose or ADD West Coast Youth Orchestra as your beneficiary - EVERY SWIPE COUNTS! Read More (For more information email email@example.com
♪ Adopt-a-Musician - Individuals and corporate adopting a musician in need as protégé Read More (For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org)
♪ Friend-of-the-WCYO - Small Monthly contribution to support our STUDENT BURSARY FUND (For more information email email@example.com)
♪ Online Contributions – Click on the SUPPORT us BUTTON to contribute to our INSTRUMENT REPAIR FUND