The Ciranda Institute carries out the “Ciranda—Orchestral Education” project in the city of Cuiabá and in seven other municipalities in the state of Mato Grosso. Thanks to this initiative, supported by Fundación MAPFRE, 1,500 children and young people receive free instruments, uniforms and study material and participate in a theory class, a practical class and a rehearsal with the orchestra on a weekly basis. Many of these young people come from outlying neighborhoods, from low-income families and are in situations of social vulnerability.
As their first group musical practice, the students participate in the Orquesta Primera Ciranda which prepares the young ones for future participation in the Orquesta Sinfónica Ciranda Mundo. After taking part in a season of concerts, those students with ability who wish to continue with their musical studies may do so, even managing to become members of the team as teachers.
Ciranda Institute started its work in 2003, working with 35 children. Its aim is to offer quality musical education to children and young people, promoting their social inclusion and the development of the universal values of culture and peace.