News from Bethlehem 3

Posted in Blog on 5th November 2009

Every day in Bethlehem brings some fantastic new experiences. Our timetables are sorted for the Music as Therapy training sessions and we are thrilled with the SOS staff that we will be working with. It fills us with confidence to be working with such enthusiastic people, so keen to learn new skills through Music as Therapy and eager to see the effect it can have on the children. We have now begun delivering sessions, working with individuals and with groups at both the SOS Village and the SOS School. Even after our first session it became evident that children are the same all the world and their reactions and responses to music and musical instruments are striking similar to those of children we have worked with at home in Britain. It’s true therefore that music really is a universal language. Liz and I are extremely happy with the sessions so far as the Music as Therapy trainees are immensely creative, they are developing new skills very easily and are already confident to lead activities with the children once we have demonstrated. Outside work Liz and I are really finding a home in Bethlehem. We know our way around very well now and our Arabic is improving everyday! The SOS house that we are living in is brilliant. Our two little brothers not only help us with our Arabic but they teach us Arabic dancing and have yet to laugh at us even though I am sure we’re not quite getting it! Another few evenings dancing with them around the living room will only lead to much improvement I am sure!

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