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Dream Up Brazil with the Associacão Comunitária Monte Azul in Sao Paulo

  • 02.02.2016

Dream Up is the new BNP Paribas Foundation educational programme. Together with BNP Paribas Brazil, they choose the Associação Comunitária Monte Azul and its Escola de Musica as Dream Up partner in Sao Paulo.

Dream Up is the new BNP Paribas Foundation educational programme by the artistic practice. 30,000 children in unstable situation or of disability will benefit from it in 26 countries. Today, here is Dream Up in Brazil, with the Escola de Musica Monte Azul.

The Associação Comunitária Monte Azul operates in two disadvantaged neighborhoods of Sao Paulo. It provides support to children and teenagers in different fields: health, education and culture

The Dream Up programme in Brazil is carried by the Escola de Musica Monte Azul, part of the Associação Comunitária Monte Azul. It makes it possible for young people from the Monte Azul community to benefit from individual and collective music lessons. To Renate Keller, founder of the Monte Azul community, music is a key to the heart of children and teenagers who gave up hope of a better life. Learning music allows them to acquire focus, joy of life, sense of sharing and self-esteem. Dream Up support has enabled the school to include singing lessons in its programme, to double the number of students and to open to the children of Peinha, where the Associação Comunitária Monte Azul is also active. 

Furthermore, Dream Up has developed the link between the Associação and the bank. Young people from the Escola de Musica Monte Azul gave a concert in June and a Pocket Show during the Volunteering Week at the head office. BNP Paribas collaborators also invested themselves in this partnership by donating equipment or financing the rehabilitation of a library.