Aliento del Viento

Pillar: support for small-scale projects

Aliento del Viento provides support for small-scale projects within the realm of: education; integration of persons with a handicap; health; food. We give some examples:

The wheelchair swing project
People "with" and "without" disability meet eachoter thanks to music
Help mother earth!
Thanks to my handicap
A cello for Idil


The wheelchair swing project

Thanks to an initiative of the association El Soplo del Viento and a collaboration with several specialists and schools, more wheelchair-bound children will soon get be able to swing...
Ben De Gieter, a student at the high-school HoGent is designing a wheelchair swing in sustainable wood. He is guided by specialists in woodwork, safety of playground tools and accessibility for wheelchairs.
Last-year students at the VTI will start building the prototype of the wheelchair swing in September 2014.

Depending on the association's funds, this way El Soplo del Viento will be able to have one or several wheelchair swings made and donated to public playgrounds. Aliento del Viento gives financial support by singing and spreading the wheelchair swing song to collect money.

The King Baudouin Foundation participates in this project. All gifts to the Foundation of at least 40 euro are tax-deducible (art. 104 WIB).

People "with" and "without" disability meet each other thanks to music.

Musical evening

Aliento del Viento introduces you to songs from several cultures and traditions which are used for bringing rest or for healing.

Let yourself be carried by a stream of sounds played on caisa, shanti, singing bowls, shruti-box, sansula, flute, maracas, gong, drums, guitar... and experience how powerful music can be.

Drum Workshop

Drumming together, combining rhythms, discovering new rhythms, creating rhythms, dissolving rhythms in unity. Enjoy, relax, reload ...

A workshop for everybody who loves the shamanic drum. No musical experience needed! Drums are provided for those who don't have one.

Tamborcito, cura. Tamborcito cura mi corazon

Dynamic Mantra Evening

Singing simple, rhytmical mantras together is a very efficient way of boosting your vitality, creativity and joy of life.

It is with much pleasure that Aliento del Viento sings together with you dynamical mantras from various traditions, which we accompany on drums and maracas.

No musical knowledge needed. Everyone who likes singing mantras can participate. You are free to choose yourself just to sing along, or to drum along or play the maracas as well.

Help mother earth.

This project was born in Sicilia, as a consequence of a conversation with a person who was devastated by seeing all the garbish that was dumped in nature. His words came straigth from the heart and were the reason we started this project called "Help mother earth"



Thanks to my handicap

"Aliento del Viento" wishes to emphasise the positive influence which a handicap may have on someone's personal development. This lead to the project "Thanks to my handicap", where a person with a physical disability, with the help of others, creates a soundscape that expresses his or her experience concerning the positive aspects of his or her handicap. In a second phase the video and audio recordings of these soundscapes will be used as a source of inspiration for visual artworks. This material will in turn be used by "Aliento del Viento" to organise an exhibition in which music and image reveal "the world of..."

A cello for Idil

Idil is the 14-year-old daughter of Rojbin, a Kurdish friend of Tim living in Lisbon. They moved to Portugal some six years ago so that Rojbin could complete her doctorate in mathematics. In the meantime Idil speaks perfect Portuguese, is in fact indistinguishable from any Portuguese girl her age, be it a very clever and mature one. She studies cello at the conservatory in Lisbon.

To continue her studies she would need a new instrument soon... but like many people in Portugal these days, Idil and Rojbin suffer from the economical crisis. Even with her degree in mathematics, Rojbin only makes enough money for them to survive, so buying a new cello for Idil is out of the question.

With the help of Idil and Rojbin themselves, and thanks to the generosity of a dozen people, Aliento del Viento has been able to gather enough money for buying a new cello, so that Idil may continue her musical studies.

Idil plays cello


Proost, an initiative of KVG, invites people "with" and "without" a physical limitation to share a glass in the M-café in Leuven, every last Friday of the month. On these occasions there are always some volunteers present to help when needed. Volunteers of Aliento del Viento try to participate as much as possible.

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