Farallone View Elementary has a weekly after-school program for “gifted and talented” fourth and fifth graders. This year one of their projects is the production of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, a sort of Cinderella story of African origin, complete with handmade masks and intricate drum rhythms.
It is the story about two daughters and the making of a queen. It is also the story about students eager to learn.
Farallone View isn’t a big money school like some of those over-the-hill. There is only a small budget to fund the gifted and talented program. The music director is part-time and paid for by fund-raising. The single microphone at the school cuts in and out to the point where it is barely usable. This is a situation where small donations can make a real difference. If you want to donate $5, $25, $50, or $100 to next year’s program please contact the school or click the “Donate” button above and indicate in the comments section that it is for the gifted and talented program and we will forward the money and work with the program to make the best use of it.
If you would like to make a more significant contribution or if you’d like to sponsor the program contact us and we can discuss the program’s needs in more detail.
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Video by Darin Boville