- Field of intervention
- Vocational training
- Supported organization
- Lebenshilfe Fürth
- Country and localization
- Germany, Fürth
- Supported people
- 8 young disabled persons
- Project helped in
- Amount of the support
- 62,000 euros
Berufung Musiker (Musician by vocation): bringing disabled youths back in with musical creation.
Lebenshilfe is a German federation encompassing 540 local associations countrywide. It works with people with disabilities, catering to their needs and protecting their rights. Lebenshilfe Fürth is this association’s arm in Fürth.
In October 2009, Lebenshilfe Fürth teamed up with the music school in that city to create Vollgas, an eight-musician band (all of whom have handicaps). The goal is to show these youths in difficulty that they belong in society. The several concerts they performed in Bavaria in 2009-2010 caused something of a sensation in that region. The association, the head of the music school and the local mayor decided to run the project again from 2011 to 2013, featuring a concert by Quadro Nuevo (internationally acclaimed professional tango musicians) in the Mercure hotel in Fürth in April 2011.
The Accor Foundation* supported the musical courses for these eight youths and helping to organize their second tour.
* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.
Germany: official ceremony for the Accor Foundation’s contribution to Lebenshilfe Fürth
Germany: Michel Gosselin, General Manager of Mercure Fürth, talks to us about his Foundation’s project
« The commitment for the music project is a unique experience in the field of music teaching. The entire hotel’s team is equally committed and proud, and they identify themselves with this action. »