The success of this revolutionary approach, which UNESCO has declared the best socially inclusive program in the world, has inspired many. Hundreds of Sistema-inspired programs touch and improve the lives of over 4 million children in over 60 countries around the world. Among the founders and ambassadors of programs inspired by the El Sistema movement are: Yo-Yo Ma, Claudio Abado, Francisco Pacho Flores, Gerald Wirth, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Benedetti and many others.
Sense of personal value, belonging, self-efficacy and hope are the most precious assets that the “Music of Hope” gives to its students, providing to children’s inner-self a space for growth and motivation that pulls them ahead, towards ever higher goals. Orchestras and choirs of hope represent the perfect model of an inclusive community based on mutual respect, togetherness, collaboration and tolerance, raising generations of creative leaders who rely on their abilities and on each other.