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Wilson Ayinbang...'s New Entry: African Classical Music:orchestra of children with recycled instruments

Bolgatanga, GhanaBolgatanga, Ghana
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Our NGO transforms our communities through teaching African Classical Music and the importance of recycling, using children as the foundation.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if classical music became our weapon of instruction to clean our environment
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

School children get low test scores as a result of emotional abuse and studying in a filthy physical environment.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Provide a positive outlet for children to creatively express themselves. Build a viable chamber of orchestra of underprivileged children with instruments made from recycled materials. Classical Music has proven to boost verbal skills, concentration, confidence there increasing test scores.


iImagineghana 2015 Change Leader, YE! BOOST CAMP Best Performer 2015, Global Youth Ambassador
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Classical music has shown to increase focus,discipline, attention and improved verbal communication skills in children. We are grooming our future leaders with strong creative background as children.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We are working towards a happier, healthier and better educated society using children as the foundation.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

With our recycling innovation: Keeping the environment clean reducing malaria and other diseases: less health care costs. Clean gutters: less floods, creating a whole set of new industries and non polluted water ways. In the next 2 to 5 years we expect to scale up through: -Annual music camps/concerts - Workshops with school children learning to make recycled instruments nationwide -Selling recycled instruments and products online In 10 years - BuildTechnical Recycling Centers in Africa. To provide quality affordable green houses from recycled materials across Africa.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

-Annual music camps/concerts - Workshops with school children learning to make recycled instruments nationwide -Selling recycled instruments and products online

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Unlike other green social innovation, we are engaging children, encouraging them in the best possible way to be the true leaders they are meant to be. Cleaning up Ghana is not just about collecting trash but TRANSFORMING the environment into something beautiful. Music inspires, encourages, brings beauty and the divine into our lives. We need Ghana's children, Africa's children and all children across the globe to unlock their true potential and create beautiful music, come up with new inventions, creatively solve all kinds of problems, think differently, see beyond their circumstances.

Founding Story

A lady everyone used to call auntie, she is really a family friend, but she had a small girl that threw fits sometimes and enjoyed hurting herself and other people and she listened to no one during these fits. It is said that all music was tried, but only classical music calmed her down. The small girl then obeyed. It was said too that the music transformed her-people were able to read books to her and she even helped around the house cleaning. This same small girl began writing her own lyrics to songs and using scraps she found to make any instrument that makes sound as she got older. Today she is a successful business owner.


From our ''founding story'' We want to use some of that same formula that inspired her, to her ultimate purpose and help more Africans be successful in life. Further research into classical music states that children that participate in this genre of music usually have better concentration, think more creatively and have better test scores. TREE has developed a program to help transform our community that incorporates African classical music, education and recycling.
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Internet Search

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Co-Founder & CEO

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

I started Trash4Books Ghana initiative to reduce waste, promote environmental conserve and empower women. Trash4Books Ghana teaches women to make products such as woven baskets from recycled plastic, then sell them for a profit.

Children are rewarded with learning materials for their assistance in picking up trash, with the goal of instilling in them a sense of social responsibility at the same time improving their reading skills.




Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

Partners with
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Greenology, social enterprise Dallas USA