We’ve seen non-profits showcase cooking skills to improve cultural exchange, but now, from Colombia, comes an initiative that seeks to use local talent to benefit local people.
Chocó To Dance provides a year’s worth of web-based dance lessons in Latin America’s four most popular dance styles — Salsa, Reggaeton, Choke and Champeta — all taught by the coolest kids from Quibdo, a small town in Chocó. Each subscription of $19.99 helps fund academic scholarships for students from the region, who would otherwise not be able to afford post-graduate studies.
Chocó To Dance is the brainchild of the non-profit Fundación Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Cáceres, created by a Colombian artist in memory of her son, Juan Pablo, who was killed in an accident whilst doing post-graduate studies in Chile. The Foundation ultimately aims to makes its scholarships available throughout Colombia particularly to those young people of Afro-Caribbean and indigenous descent.
This story originally appeared on Springwise