One of the priceless advantages of working with Musicians without Borders is the possibility to meet and learn from visiting trainers. After the inspiring week in August with trainer Otto de Jong, we had the honor to receive Lucas Dols, a double bass player, music and nonviolent communication trainer. Highlights of his visit included a workshop in ensemble leading for the Sounds of Palestine staff and a Nonviolent Communication workshop for our trainees from all over the West Bank. Thank you Lucas for sharing your knowledge and positive energy with us!
“Back in Amsterdam after a beautiful, inspiring, touching, confronting and heart-warming visit to the projects of Musicians Without Borders in Palestine. I’m happy to see so many children receiving music education in such a structured and consistent way, and to see how they benefit from this. Also great to see musical projects for children with specials needs, giving every child it’s own and unique voice, telling their own story. I feel blessed that I was given the opportunity to facilitate two trainings to the trainees of MWB, “Leadership in Music” and “Non Violent Communication”. To be able to to do this in Palestine, feels like a dream came true. Great work Fabienne van Eck and Ahmed Al Azzeh! And thanks a lot for taking great care of me during my visit, see you soon. All the best, Lucas.”
Thank you Maurits for sharing your beautiful pictures with us!