• To offer every child in Namibia – regardless of faith, financial means, gender, race or tribe – access to music education.
  • Love the child first, music second
  • Creating unity and harmony within the diversity of Namibian society
  • Develop positive life skills
  • Pursuing excellence through teamwork
  • Build academic success
  • Develop children’s sense of beauty and excellence
  • Build children’s confidence by creating a shared identity in the orchestra; developing a sense of belonging
  • Encourage good life choices
  • Overcome poverty and adversity by the uplifting of the human spirit
  • Engage parents and the community
  • Create music centres (nucleos) that are safe, stimulating, nurturing and fun
  • Serve the community through music
  • Ensure continuity as alumni of YONA return to the program as music teachers