Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) has been recognized by the Raindrop Foundation with the Education Award for its efforts to promote cultural diversity at area schools through the organization’s Kids to Concerts Program.
Kids to Concerts (KtC) is a free, educational outreach program that introduces San Antonio youth to faraway cultures through folk music and dance, opening kids minds to the world and developing respect and appreciation of different cultures. Kids to Concerts celebrates cultural diversity and develops well-rounded, world citizens of tomorrow.
KtC annually benefits more than 50,000 children in grades K-12 through interactive, multicultural performances by world-class artists of the highest caliber while they are visiting the Alamo City and whose performances are presented by MBAW.
“Musical Bridges is honored to be recognized with this Education Award, which is an affirmation that our Kids to Concerts Program is having a great impact on San Antonio students, and it is often praised by educators,” Anya Grokhovski, MBAW artistic director & CEO said of the award given during the 14th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner hosted by the Raindrop Foundation San Antonio (RFSA) on March 5 at the UIW Rosenberg Sky Room.
The mission of RFSA is to build mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation at the grassroots level among people of diverse faiths and cultures, with the ultimate intention of contributing to global peace. The Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinners are organized to contribute to the progress of intercultural-interfaith dialogue and peace.
The KtC program objectives are: to introduce children to other cultures through international folk music at its best; to promote peace and respect for cultural differences; and to assist teachers and schools in fulfilling State and National Academic Standards.
For more information about KtC, visit ww.mbaw.org.