The Rotary Club of Richmond received $1000 as part of the Rotary District 5040 grant which our club matched in order to provide 15 bursaries to young people so they could participate in the Gateway Theatre Academy of the Performing Arts.
Gateway Theatre Academy is an arts school that provides creative education for youth aged 6-18 in musical theatre, acting and voice. Each musical theatre session offers children extensive practical training in singing, dance, and acting. Other benefits to the program include improving the child's self confidence, courage and creativity. Of equal importance is improving the child's literacy and their ability to interact in a company of their peers.  
How many people benefited from this project? 15
Who were the beneficiaries, how were they impacted by this project, and what humanitarian need was met?
15 children received bursaries which allowed them to participate in the Academy workshops. Without these bursaries these children would likely not have been able to participate.