El Sistema

32 years ago, the foundation „Fundación del Estado para el Sistema de Orquesta Juvenil e Infantil de Venezuela“, shortly called „El Sistema“, started with its work. Today, 300.000 children are taking part in it. After school, they are instructed for free at over 100 music centres. 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Even the instruments are provided for free. Right from the start they all play in orchestras. The foundation’s ambition: in 5 years one million kids shall take part. One of this music center started in 2008 in the small fisher village Punta de Piedras on the island Margarita.