“Music is really powerful, both in itself and what it can do for you outside of music,” says Elisabeth Njoroge. Ghetto Classics—a music education program based in one of the largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya—proves that every day.
In 2008, Njoroge founded the program, which teaches children classical music in a place where arts opportunities are few and far between. With 600 weekly students and a full range of instruments, Ghetto Classics has created an inclusive educational space for the community.
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