Tell us about your partnerships
Our most important partnership is with the community organizations that support Sonidos music schools at the local level, as noted elswhere. In addition, Sonidos has partnerships with the national & local governments of Paraguay, international organizations, foundations, corporations, religious groups and other NGOs. Among these are: the European Union, Skoll Foundation, AVINA Foundation, Peery Foundation, TIGO (int’l cellphone co), HSBC, Itaú Bank (Brazil), Petrobras (Brazil), Society of Jesus (Germany, Switz, Austria) & Plan International, plus many local sponsors & individual donors.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
Over the last decade, Sonidos has assembled a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who will enable it to achieve the growth milestones mentioned above. Currently, this team consists of about 500 adult volunteers who run the local organizations that support Sonidos music schools; about 80 music teachers, many of them graduates of Sonidos; a small central administrative staff; and its Board comprised of leading Paraguayan musicians, entrepreneurs and other professionals.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We are especially interested in new ideas & marketing channels for products & services that Sonidos could sell in order to increase program-generated revenue. We would be pleased to assist organizations that would like to establish self-sustaining, community-based music programs for disadvantaged youth.