Harmonise Crowdfunder has enabled vital peace work in schools in Manchester and London exploring the causes and effects of violence.
Thanks to the huge generosity of people like you, we raised over £10,000 for our Harmonise programme. We are beginning our work with hundreds of children in schools in areas of high tensions in Greater Manchester and Greater London this week.
‘Music is an incredibly effective medium. It is non-threatening, accessible on many levels and creative.’
We deliver Harmonise in schools where there are high levels of refugee and asylum seeker children from families who have lived through war and armed conflict. The trauma from this can have devastating effects.
Our specialist team of facilitators from around the world work with children in primary and secondary schools delivering fully inclusive music sessions that the kids really enjoy.
We work together with children from all backgrounds to learn songs and music from different countries and create a safe space for kids and teachers to talk about difficult issues with positive role models who have themselves lived through war or armed conflict.
The kids then write songs together and perform everything they have learnt to parents, teachers and other classes.
We are bringing Torriano and Enfield Primary schools in London together to perform at the Southbank Centre on June 23rd @ 1pm to celebrate Refugee Week. We would love for you to join us: this is a free event.