NAGICO, DMF partner to take steel pan music beyond classroom

SX – NAGICO Insurances has partnered with Dow’s Musical Foundation (DMF) to facilitate the teaching and performance of students in the musical art form of playing the steel pan beyond the classroom.

The objective of the programme is to create a platform for pupils and students in primary and secondary schools to sharpen their steel pan playing skills and showcase their talent.

“Through our partnership with the DMF, at least 450 students between the ages of 11 and 18 years, from 10 schools, will get the opportunity to perform at various public events in 2020 and even compete against each other for bragging rights and other prizes,” NAGICO said in a press release on Thursday.

“We know that this partnership will make a positive social impact and contribute to the character of our youth in St. Maarten. We expect that the Beyond the Classroom Programme will also open doors for the students and the island as a whole. After all, music is food for the soul,” the insurance company stated.

Discipline, respect, teamwork, presentation skills and confidence in oneself are by-products that will also be derived from the programme. “These core values and qualities are vital to shaping well-rounded individuals and NAGICO Insurances and DMF are eager to contribute to society in this regard,” it was stated in the release.

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