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Baby Steps

Hey, Julz from the loudbasstard family here! Together with Koh and Franz we founded loudbasstard knowing we wanted to give back. To what? Well that varies amongst us but the value is still there. I grew up in Canada and moved to Cebu a little over three years ago. Growing up in the Canadian public school system my friends came from all ethnicities and classes. Some struggled to put food on the table while others grew up very blessed. But no matter where we came from we were each given an equal opportunity in education and organized fun. Each of us had a chance at growing and working towards our goals rather than being born into it. Whether we wanted to learn math, English, science, sports or music, we were given that opportunity. I believe education in every sense is a right.

Before we launched loudbasstard, Franz, Koh and myself were hanging out and we started talking about how we each want to make a difference starting with the Philippines; why we all moved here. I shared with them my personal goal to one day open a public school in Cebu catering to the visual and performing arts. Both played a strong role in my life growing up and I saw the direct effect it had on my peers. One friend in particular was going down a slippery slope. He had gotten into selling drugs and failing most of his classes. Then he got into our school’s theatre company. At our school you could only participate in such activities if you maintained a c+ average. His love for the stage made him work extra hard to bring his grades up and rehearsal time kept him off of dealing drugs. The next year we played Romeo and Juliet. Two years later we crossed the stage together to get our diploma and he graduated with honors.

I have seen and truly believe in extra-curricular activities playing a role in personal and academic growth in youth. They inspire and empower children and teenagers towards pushing themselves to achieve goals while doing something they love. I want children from all walks of life to have access to this.

Until we can achieve that goal, there are many steps we can take to implement a similar effect. Such as inspiring children to excel in their education, by providing opportunities for their passion. Taking baby steps to achieve the goal that was shared with the guys that night a year and a half ago.

The Loudbasstard Music Education Program was a celebration of our one-year anniversary, providing music recorders to children to further their music education. Note For Note encompasses that celebration into all our current and future products year round. Handing an opportunity to every supporter of loudbasstard to enjoy our products while knowing his or her happiness is also shared with someone in need.

Your loudbasstard moments

You guys have made such awesome posts, and taken such great pictures that we wanted to give shout outs. Seeing them makes what we do that much more rewarding. Since we’ve launched, hundreds have received their happy technology…Here are a few of the posts we’ve found so far. Make sure to tag your pics and posts with #loudbasstard so we can see your loudbasstard moments! :)