ACAMP Drums in School Program is designed to address a variety of educational and health care goals: promote literacy, alleviate stress and foster mental / physical heath and well being. Djembe drum training will enhance academic curriculum based learning. In many cases this form of supplementary education has proven to be more effective than traditional teaching techniques alone. African drumming is a formal musical tradition that teaches children
Children learn about culture and heritage through musical expression. Schools are now placing a greater emphasis on music as a way to facilitate the learning process. Exposing children to music positively affects their IQ, reading age and develops certain parts of the brain.
Several studies have shown that children and adolescents who participate in music training develop cognitive skills, are more focused, well-adjusted and work better as a team than those who have not.