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“For three years, during the repopulation of the area, they had no school,” Marna recalls. “Families from the rural areas lost most of their income, and could no longer bring their children to the school in town. The families were very concerned, so they came together to solve the problem. They found a group of four teachers to start a small school for the community, and I was one of them.”
Given the current health crisis around the world, and measures taken by respective governments to control the spread of COVID-19, all our events, benefit concerts and training programs have been cancelled until further notice.
Our second ‘story of light’ comes from Miguel Ortega, Program Manager of Soy Música, as he shares how the program aims to bring social change and break the cycle of violence in El Salvador.
A small piece of the story of Musicians without Borders’ work can be told through numbers; the number of people participating in programs, the number of activities that have taken place, the number of organizations around the world with which we work. Of course, each of these numbers represents a story in itself, of the music made by people in a moment of their lives.
We’re back in El Salvador for the third training week in our program Soy Música. We are training 35 Salvadoran music teachers and community facilitators to become community music leaders, and use music as a tool to promote inclusion and social harmony among thousands of children in El Salvador.