Giving hope to Mexican children

Music lessons offer an alternative to the culture of brutality in violence-torn Ciudad Juarez.

    Violence has taken its toll on the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez where even children have been targeted. That culture of brutality has led some of them to respond with violent behaviour.

    But one programme is trying to make a difference by giving children at risk a reason to hope.

    One hundred and fifty children are now learning music through this programme, and they all come from poor, often dangerous neighbourhoods. Parents and teachers say that the scheme is taking the children off the streets.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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