Gift for a Compassion Center

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My sponsor child is very interested in my ability to play piano and asks how you learn to play. I just had the (maybe crazy) idea of sending gift money for her center to buy a keyboard for all the kids to use. I know they speak english, so they could learn from how-to books (or DVD's if they somehow have a way to play them) since I doubt anyone knows how to play. I also don't know if they would have electricity at the center - but can you have a battery powered converter to plug it in? I'm pretty uncertain if this would work, it's just an idea. I also don't know if I could afford it - I know you can get pretty basic keyboards here for about $150, so it would probably be less over there. Is this even possible?
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Emma

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Hi Emma! What an awesome idea! Music has so many benefits and would be a blessing for children in this project to be able to learn! To be honest, this is the first time I have had someone inquire about this type of gift. Although I am not sure about the costs of a keyboard in your child's area, after researching them for a bit the prices seem to be all over the board just as they are here in the US. Prices depend on the type, size, and quality of the keyboard. I found one for about $111 US dollars but there certainly might be some cheaper if they go to local stores or markets depending on the availability of keyboards there. 

Although the project will ultimately use a project gift for the greatest need that they have currently, you're certainly welcome to send a project gift with special instructions noting that you would like for the children to be able to purchase a musical instrument such as a keyboard and some books to learn to play. You will receive a thank you letter from the project six months after your gift is sent, letting you know if they were able to use it for a keyboard or if there was a more pressing need that it helped benefit them with :). 
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Wonderful! I will continue to consider this and pray about it - it was more of an idea to plan for and work towards in the future. Thanks, Emily!

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