We partnered with SIT Graduate Institute to run a two-week professional training program in community music leadership and conflict transformation, as part of the CONTACT summer program.
For more information: http://mwb.to/training
From May 22nd – 27th 2017 we are running the final week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth. Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.
In April and May, we worked with 1236 children from Harmalah, Al-Khas and Nu’eman, Dar Salah, Dheisheh, Aida and al-Azzeh refugee camp, Beit Sahour and Azariyeh (Jeel al Amal Orphanage and school). Read more about the project Fe B’eit Fe Holanda’ (In Holland is a House) on our blog: https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/2017/05/fe-beit-fe-holanda/
Today our trainees ran the final community event as part of our 2016-2017 Music Bridge training program in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Almost 100 children participated in a 2.5 hours event “The Sounds of Seasons”!
This is the final week of our 2016-2017 Music Bridge training program in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. This year, our trainees introduced their skills as music workshop leaders within a range of communities across Northern Ireland and abroad, working with prisoners, women’s groups, refugees and asylum seekers, schools and community groups.
Today our team in Palestine performed together with Dutch musicians in the show: Fe Beit Fe Holanda (in Holland is a House). 210 children from our partners Sounds of Palestine from Dheisheh, Aida and al-Azzeh refgee camp and Dar Salah village participated and watched the performance, as well as 40 children form the neighborhood. The children learned about typical life in The Netherlands during the Golden Age, and about similarities and differences with life in Palestine. This project is partly funded by the Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah.
In March we were invited by Unicef El Salvador and the Ministerio de Educacion E.S. to assess the needs and structure for a community music leadership training in El Salvador. The aim is to address the high level of violence in the country and reach thousands of children using music as a tool for community building, reducing violence, and bringing hope.
During the week we visited several community and cultural centers, running workshops with children, and structuring the program to start later this year.
We would like to thank the following centers for welcoming and sharing their music with us:
Centro Cultural Pablo Tesak,
Centro Arte para la Paz,
Centro de Arte y Cultura, Escuela de Música “Paco Cutumay”
Today Sounds of Palestine and Musicians without Borders were invited to perform at the Open Day of the Buraq School in Dar Salah. Five students from the first grade, who are part of our partners’ program Sounds of Palestine performed two songs on the violin and clarinet. We did some fun activities with the 420 children, using body percussion and movement. Many thanks to the Buraq School for giving their youngest students the chance to perform in front of their friends!