Orchestras of the Americas for Social Inclusion

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The OAS Orchestra Program in the Caribbean, also known as OASIS-Caribbean, is geared towards contributing to the reduction of risk factors that result in violent behavior among youths. The Program redirects children and youths’ spare time to an activity that takes advantage of their inherent strengths and talents via a systematic orchestral and choral training program five days a week, two hours a day.

The Organization of American States and its Member States are committed to encourage social development programs with a strong cultural component as a foundation for democracy, social justice, and progress.

Programs like OASIS-Caribbean are aimed at reducing poverty and promoting social cohesion for sustainable and economic development. The Program complements intellectual and cultural growth and ultimately contributes to instilling civic values and increasing schooling retention levels.