Archive | December, 2012

Toolkit on ‘Music Promoting Learning’

16 Dec

Viewable here is the toolkit on ‘Music Promoting Learning’ that has been developed through the project for the UNRWA academic teachers and principals of the eight UNRWA schools in the three camps Qalandia, Jalazon and Al Amari. The toolkit’s central aim is that of being a concrete tool that enables teachers to incorporate music into their teaching of mainstream school subjects. It was presented and distributed in both English and Arabic at the celebratory event on December 1st in Ramallah.

Toolkit Music Promoting Learning Arabic

Toolkit Music Promoting Learning English (2)


The Children’s Choir

16 Dec
The Children’s Choir was established a few months ago and involves children from the three refugee camps targeted by the project (Jalazon, Qalandia and Al Amari) who are keen to sing and perform together. Directed by Iyad Stati and accompanied by several musicians from Al Kamandjati, the choir rehearses once a week in al Am’ari refugee camp’ Child Club.
The choir’s debut event involved a recording in September of four Arabic songs (‘A al-Ruzana, Ah ya Zayn, Enti Baladna and Hala lala layya) by 15 children aged 8 to 15. These will be included in the CD containing a collection of traditional Arabic, French and Italian songs to be distributed in schools of the three countries involved in the project network.
The children’s choir also performed on December 1st at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society Auditorium in Ramallah during the presentation of the toolkit on ‘Music Promoting Learning” developed through the project. 
The next opportunity to hear the children’s choir will be on January 26th, at Ramallah Cultural Palace during the final event celebrating the conclusion of the ‘Music Bridges West Bank, Italy and France’ project.