On the 7th of July, to the rhythm of traditional Arab Music, the Ramallah Children's Music Centre in ein el-Tal Camp was inauguratedread on
On April the 8th, the Ariha Children Music Center is inaugurated in Khan Dannoun refugee camp. This is Music in Me's fifth Music Centre for refugee children in Syriaread on
Music in Me reaches out to the children in the Middle East
Music in Me is a charitable foundation, located in the Netherlands, that organises music education projects for people and especially children in the Middle East to improve their lives, not regarding religion or political color. This is necessary, since millions of people have become victims of war, violence and political instability. Together with local musicians and organizations, Music in Me reaches out to hundreds of children in ghetto’s, poor neighborhoods and refugee camps.
Music in Me considers music as a unique power with the capability of creating miracles: music enables vulnerable children to progress towards a future where there is some prospect of reconciliation and happiness. Music can relieve emotional pain and stops anger turning into violence. Music has the power to bring people together so that they can bond and communicate with other cultures and nationalities. Music can be used to express both cultural and regional identities. Applied to education it stimulates creativity and self-expression for children and adults. It could potentially be used as a therapeutic tool to relieve stress and boost self-confidence.
The projects of Music in Me teach unprivileged children to play an instrument, to give concerts and to play with others, even abroad. Music in Me stimulates reconciliation, for instance by supporting the Arab Jewish Youth Orchestra.
The projects of Music in Me give people the unique opportunity to play with music over a longer period of time. As a result of not choosing for short music projects, Music in Me realizes a long-lasting improvement of the quality of people’s life. To become independent of foreign financial support, Music in Me teaches local organizations to raise funds in different ways for their projects.