Picture of the future site of the Community Education Centre in Cateura, Paraguay.

Community Education Centre moves ahead

Thanks to your generous donations during the Recycled Orchestra Tour, we’re moving ahead with developing the Community Education Centre in Cateura by reconstructing an existing building that came up for sale.

The building is located in a more established area of Cateura, far enough from the river to avoid being flooded during the rainy season but close enough for the children in the neighbourdhood to walk to.

The first phase of the centre will provide a safe space for the Orchestra program to grow and help more children get off the streets and into the music program. It will also provide a space for supervised homework time after school.

As you can see in the pictures below, the community is already testing out the space – but we’ll be starting the reconstruction of the first phase once the necessary permits are in!

A picture of Favio Chavez and the Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay - the Landfill Harmonic

Recycled Orchestra Tour huge success

After 15 events during the span of 17 days across Canada, the Recycled Orchestra Tour has come to a successful end!

More than 12,000 people attended the shows in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. in support of building an education centre in their home town of Cateura, Paraguay.
Thank you!

A huge thank you to each and every person who attended a concert, made a donation, told a friend about it, prepared food for the orchestra, provided lodging, helped prepare and clean the venues, helped usher during an event or supported the tour in prayer!

Over and over again, participants of the orchestra commented on the generosity of Canadians and the warm welcome they received everywhere they went.

A picture of the Recycled Orchestra, Landfill Harmonic from Paraguay

A special thank you goes out to our sponsors and supporters:

Faith 94.3 FM, Waterloo
Waterloo Baptist Church
The Wiebes
UMEI Christian High School
Bethany Church
CHVN 95.1 FM
Canadian Mennonite University
Investment Planning Counsel
Herb and Erna Buller
Regehr’s Printing
MBCI
Boge & Boge
North Kildonan MB Church
Lakeview Insurance Company
Westwood Community Church
Decor Cabinet Company
Winkler MB Church
950 CFAM
Steinbach Mennonite Church
1250 AM
Steinbach Arts Council
Rosthern Junior College
SARCAN Recycling
Town of Rosthern
Eigenheim Mennonite Church
Ten Thousand Villages Saskatoon
Willingdon Community Church
Black Press
Peace Portal Alliance
Columbia Cabinets
Abbotsford Youth Orchestra
Central Heights Church
Best Western Regency Inn Abbotsford
Broadway Church

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