WCSU students to take art and music abroad during spring break

DANBURY, CONN. — If you love the arts – from music to drawing and painting, then maybe you’d be willing to make a donation of craft materials. Or perhaps you have a forgotten violin collecting dust in your attic that could find its way into the hands and heart of a musically inspired child.

These items are being collected by LETRA, the World Languages Club at Western Connecticut State University, for an upcoming trip abroad to help foster the arts for children.

From March 22 through 30, six WCSU students will volunteer through La Esperanza Granada in Nicaragua to teach schoolchildren to make crafts. La Esperanza is a foundation that builds schools in the city. The arts and crafts donations will go directly to the students in the classrooms.

It is also LETRA’s mission to bring six donated violins to the Luisa Mercado Foundation in Masatepe. The foundation helps give children access to a library, tutoring and musical instruments.

To make a donation of craft materials or a gently used violin or for more information, contact WCSU World Languages Professor Dr. Alba Skar at skars@wcsu.edu.



Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.



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