The Accra Youth Sinfonietta
The AYS was founded in 2019 by Keys of Change, in response to requests from local teachers and students from the Greater Accra area to put together an ensemble of young musicians from all walks of life, in order to empower the youth through music. The heart of the orchestra is the young musicians from Kinder Paradise, a children's home on the outskirts of Accra, who, since 2015, have been learning music taught by volunteers from the music foundation Musiker ohne Grenzen. The launch of the orchestra took place in November 2019 with a performance at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Accra, with a group of 40 musicians performing a varied programme under the baton of Panos Karan. Keys of Change plans to continue its visits to Accra and, in collaboration with Kinder Paradise and Musiker ohne Grenzen, to continue working with children who would not otherwise have access to music education and live performances.