Voices International is a non-profit making, charitable organisation. Since 2004 VI has been a registered asbl (association sans but lucratif) under Luxembourg law. Since its inception Voices International has supported a number of charities.

 


CHARITY RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2016 PROCEEDS:


All proceeds of the 2016 Voices International concerts will be donated to 3 very worthy charities which help children. Attached is a picture of the donation ceremony at our "A Christmas Cantata" première last Saturday 10 December at Belair Church:

  1. Eng Hand fir ALL Kand asbl, an association which provides support and any kind of aid to children and young people who are in need, including refugees from 0 to 18 years in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. For more information visit their Facebook site www.facebook.com/Mothersforrefugees/ 

  2. ASA, Amicale vun der Schoul fir Assistenzhonn asbl, an association whose purpose is to sponsor dogs which help people with disabilities, children with multiple disabilities, people in nursing and retirement homes, schools and "Maisons de relais"; and; to support the education of these dogs and animal-assisted therapy.  For more information visit their website www.assistenzhonn.com

  3. Amitié Am Sand - Amizero a.s.b.l. (www.amsand-amizero.org), which provides support to a school in Rwanda which ensures a proper education for children Of low-income families.

Concert Belair

 


CHARITY RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2016 MISATANGO PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of these concerts, we will continue our tradition of donating to charities that help children.
We have chosen to share our proceeds with the very worthy association A.S.E.B.S. asbl (www.asebs.lu).
The mission of this group of parent volunteers is to help better accommodate children with special needs in private schools of Luxembourg City.

We were happy to have been able to donate €4.000 to this charity from the proceeds of 2016 Misatango concerts.

 


CHARITY RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2015 PROCEEDS:


 

 The Maison Françoise Dolto is a centre specifically catering to the needs of young infants. The centre offers accomodation 24/7 for newborn babies to toddlers (0-3 years). Due to their family circumstances, these children need to be cared for in an institution. The Maison Françoise Dolto, in Howald, aims to give the children a stable environment enabling them to feel at home and secure in themselves.

We were happy to have been able to donate €3,000 to this charity from the proceeds of 2015 concerts.

 


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2014 PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of 2014 Voices International concerts, we have continued our tradition of donating to charities that help children.
We have chosen to share our proceeds with 3 very worthy groups:

Amantani is a registered UK charity that helps the children of Peru keep their smiles!! Since 2008, they have been working to bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca, a small Quechua district nestled high in the Andes of Southern Peru. They are working to combat two problems: - The Physical Gap: a 4-hour walk between home and school. Their Boarding Houses help over sixty children who used to walk up to four hours to get to school. - The Educational Gap: an ill-adapted curriculum that puts indigenous children at a disadvantage. For more information visit their website http://www.amantani.org.uk

The "Kannerservice" from Omega 90 asbl is a Luxembourg based NGO. It offers counselling and support services to children and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one.
For more information visit their website http://www.omega90.lu/

Amitié Am Sand-Amizero asbl, a member of the "Cercle de coopération des ONG de développement", provides support to educational projects in Rwanda. They work in close partnership with the School Centre AMIZERO Y'IBIBONDO (KIDS HOPE), a private primary school.
They promote contacts and exchanges between teachers and children from different school centres.
They also enable children from low-income families access to basic education through child sponsorship as well as by one-off donations.
For more information visit their website http://amsand-amizero.org

 

All these groups do works that literally change children’s lives for the better, and we were happy to have been able to donate €3,750 to these charities from the proceeds of 2014 concerts.

 


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2013 PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of 2013 Voices International concerts, we continued our tradition of donating to charities that help children. We chose to share our proceeds with three very worthy groups - Niños de la Tierra, which helps development and protection of human rights for children in Latin American countries, like Chili, Bolivia and Peru. For more information visit their website: www.niti.lu The second charity we will share our 2013 proceeds with is Make-A-Wish, an association which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions (see also www.make-a-wish.lu). And last but not least; our third charity is A.S.E.B.S.,which is an association of volunteer parents helping to better take in children with special needs in the schools of Luxembourg (www.asebs.lu )

All these groups do works that literally change children’s lives for the better, and we were happy to have been able to donate €3,900 to these charities from the proceeds of 2013 concerts.

 

 VI Charities


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2012 PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of 2012 Voices International concerts, we continued our tradition of donating to charities that help children. We chose to share our proceeds with two very worthy groups - La Maison des Enfants d'Awa, which is a group providing support to a school for underprivileged children in Senegal. For more information visit their website www.enfantsawa.fr. This group does works that literally change children’s lives for the better, and we will continue our tradition next year by donating toward these or similar charities with the proceeds of our 2013 shows.

We were happy to have been able to donate €3,000 to this charity from the proceeds of 2012 concerts, with which we financed the implantation of solar panels to provide electricity to 4 families within the village of Diofior in Senegal.

 Charity Ceremony 2013 - Philharmonie - 15June2013


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2011 PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of 2011 Voices International concerts, we continued our tradition of donating to charities that help children. We chose to share our proceeds with two very worthy groups - The Smile Train, (www.smiletrain.org) which provides corrective cleft lip and palate surgery to children in developing countries and the "Association pour déficients visuels asbl." which helps blind or visually impaired children. Both of these groups do works that literally change children’s lives for the better, and we will continue our tradition next year by donating toward these or similar charities with the proceeds of our shows.

We were happy to have been able to donate €1,500 to each of these two charities from the proceeds of 2011 concerts, in total €3,000.


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2010 PROCEEDS:


With the proceeds of 2010 Voices International concerts, we continued our tradition of donating to charities that help children.

One of these is the NALEDI Projects NGO, which provides help to orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, more precisely in the area of Johannesburg and Pretoria (Gauteng province) by carrying out specific projects. Their primary concerns for these children are health provisions, healthy nutrition and education.

We also supported the local charity A.T.E. (Association Thérapie Equestre a.s.b.l., www.atelux.lu), which sponsors horse therapy for children, using contact with horses as therapy as part of a healing process. 

As our third selected charity for 2010 proceeds, we once again supported the very worthy charity Amitié Am Sand-Amizero.

 

We were happy to have been able to donate €2,000 to each of these three charities from the proceeds of 2010 concerts, in total €6,000.

 


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2009 PROCEEDS:


In 2010 Voices International continued its tradition of donating to charities that help children. We chose to share our proceeds of our 2009 activities with two very worthy groups -

Amitié Am Sand - AMIZERO which provides support to a school in Rwanda that ensures a proper education for children of low-income families.

 

 

And again to The Smile Train, providing corrective cleft lip and palate surgery to children in developing countries. We are proud to be able to pay for 26 surgeries of children born with cleft lips and palates with the proceeds of 2009 concerts.

Both of these groups do works that literally change children’s lives for the better. We were happy to have been able to donate €2,500 to each of these two charities from the proceeds of 2009 concerts, in total €5,000.

 

 


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2008 PROCEEDS:


In 2009 Voices International continued its tradition of donating the proceeds of its performances to charities that help children. We chose to share our proceeds of our 2008 activities with three very worthy charities - ALUPSE (Association Luxembourgeoise pour la Prévention des Sévices à Enfants asbl), taking care of abused children in Luxembourg, Sozialequipe Por Bouneweg, which has as one of its aims to provide assistance to local children in need, and The Smile Train, providing corrective cleft lip and palate surgery to children in developing countries. All of these groups do works that literally change children’s lives for the better, and that’s exactly what we endeavor to do with the proceeds of our performances. We were happy to have been able to donate €2,000 to each of these three charities from the proceeds of 2008 concerts, in total 6.000€.

 


CHARITIES RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM 2007 PROCEEDS:


 

With the proceeds of its 2007 concerts Voices International donated €2,000 to each of three charities, in total €6,000, described below:

 

Unlike many charities that do many different things, The Smile Train is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache.

The good news is that every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.

The Smile Train's mission is:
    -To provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries.
    -To provide free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals.
Until there are no more children who need help and we have completely eradicated the problem of clefts.
 
With our €2,000 donation, we financed surgery and the chance for a normal and healthy life for 12 children like these from around the world.
    
  
   

 
 
 

The mission of Ile aux Clowns is simple but important, and is in fact two-fold: it not only helps sick children, but in the process it provides jobs for the unemployed.   

Ile aux Clowns trains unemployed people to act as clowns, and then sends them to visit sick children in hospitals around Luxembourg. The formerly unemployed clowns are paid for their efforts, which provides them a source of income.


Arche de Noé (Noah's Ark)
Arche de Noé is an orphanage in Burundi that takes in children from the streets. It has been in existence since 1993, weathering both the civil war and the outbreak of AIDS.
 
Many Burundian children have had to resort to the streets, living on their own, without shelter, a place to sleep and adult supervision. They have no guarantee of a meal or any food on a regular basis; moreover, once they are faced with living in the streets, they are tempted by drugs and prostitution, contributing to the risk of exposure to AIDS. 
 
The goal of Arche de Noe is to help these children to overcome the hardships of their situations without parents, food and shelter. With the help of the catholic church, this organization has been created so the children can have a place to rest and recover from their street life. Those who wish can stay and learn a trade. Those who have no desire to accept the resources and services can at least take a shower and have a hot meal. Currently there are 60 children registered at this sanctuary.


Previous Charities (1997 - 2006):

International Community School Music Program

With proceeds of its June 2006 concerts, Voices International donated $2,200 to the International Community School in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Our former and founding musical director, Peggy Jenks, transferred to this school over the summer and is teaching music to refugee children.  There are 19 students in the 5th & 6th Grades from Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Burma, Congo, Iraq, U.S., Mexico, and possibly other countries who are studying "beginning instruments". Through donations either of money or of instruments, they each have an instrument to play. They now have music stands, necessary accessories like oil, grease, reeds, straps, music, and a few African drums. This is a difficult challenge for Peggy, as many of the students have learning and behavioral issues as well as English-speaking and writing issues. Peggy tells us that the staff of the school are amazingly talented and very committed to teaching these children.  

We have received the grateful thanks from not only Peggy, but from the school's administration, for our donation. Peggy feels that learning an instrument will give these students something very special in their lives. They unfortunately live in very unsafe apartment complexes with drugs, gangs, and guns out in the open. The International Community School is trying to create a safe place emotionally and physically for these special students.


Street Children in Kabul, Afghanistan
With the proceeds of our Christmas 2005 concerts we will make a donation to provide relief to “Street Children‿ in Kabul, Afghanistan.  In particular, our donation will contribute toward keeping these kids warm and properly nourished during what is predicted to be an even colder than usual Afghan winter. We are very fortunate to have made direct contact with an American on the ground in Kabul who is personally coordinating relief efforts, so we can provide the funds knowing that they will be put to good use immediately, without the risk of bureaucratic intervention slowing down the process.

Aslan's Brazilian Beneficent Association (ABBA) - Associação Brasileira Beneficente Aslan
helps children in Sao Paolo, by taking them off the Street and providing them a place to live. ABBA then enrols them in a school and teaches them the basic social rules and discipline. Finally ABBA puts them back into contact with their families.

Proyecto Salesiano
Next we contributed to Proyecto Salesiano, the Ecuadorian Street Children's Project, which helps to keep underprivileged children off the streets and in school.

Les Amis de l'Inde
In 2003 Voices International donated €2000 to Les Amis de l'Inde, which has, among other notable projects, helped to establish and maintain the "KIRAN" Village, a centre in India for children who are either physically handicapped or financially underprivileged

 


The China Project

Initially Voices International supported The China Project to build schools in underdeveloped regions of China. Voices International donated to this project until it was complete.