News - September 2012

Another week gone – halfway through!

Posted in Blog on 30th September 2012

Time is picking up speed now, as we reached the halfway point of our project this weekend. Sessions with the children progressed well this week, and our trainees are starting to lead games and exercises for themselves. Their ‘homework’ is to think about one... Read on

Project Beit Sahour: Week 2

Posted in Blog on 25th September 2012

At the end of our second week in Beit Sahour, the project is really taking shape. We have worked with students in all three schools and been met with good responses, enthusiasm and interest. The staff are all working hard alongside us, making the most of our time... Read on

Rwanda Training DVD

Posted in Projects on 21st September 2012

We have long planned to create a DVD for our Rwandan Local Partners and other local people working who want to learn how to use music with people with disabilities in Rwanda and it is now really coming together! Nicky and Caroline with two Local Partners, 2011The... Read on

BBC R4 Appeal Total

Posted in Fundraising Events on 17th September 2012

After an exciting couple of months, we can now confirm that the total raised from our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal was £15,014!An absolutely astounding figure that will truly make a difference to the work we can do here at Music as Therapy International. This has... Read on

Art Auction: Giles Smallwood

Posted in Fundraising Events on 17th September 2012

The artist Giles Smallwood has just offered to hold an auction of his recent works to raise money for Music as Therapy International. This is fantastically generous and hugely appreciated. Giles has been a longstanding supporter of ours - he also contributed to... Read on

Training in Moldova

Posted in Projects on 17th September 2012

We are really excited to hear that two of our Local Partners in Romania, Monica Szabo and Maia Indries, have been asked by HealthProm to deliver introductory music as therapy training to 20 students from about 6 different Non-Governmental Organisations, and some... Read on

Project Rwanda: Meeting with Hopes and Homes for Children

Posted in Projects on 14th September 2012

We are excited to have the opportunity to link up with the excellent charity Hope and Homes for Children, to ensure our work in Rwanda is informed by their experience of the country and insight into the reforms taking place nationally with regard to the country... Read on

Our First Week in Beit Sahour

Posted in Blog on 12th September 2012

Marhaba,We have arrived safely and have received a wonderful welcome here in Palestine! Everyone is very enthusiastic and the instruments are out of their boxes and have been put to good use. We have been drinking copious amounts of Arabic coffee and are very... Read on

Project Beit Sahour

Posted in Projects on 11th September 2012

Team Beit Sahour have arrived!Music Therapist Hazel Child and assistant Teleri Dyer have arrived safe and sound. They already on day 2 of their training programme alongside Music Therapist Liz Coombes and things are going well.We wish them the best of luck and... Read on

We've arrived! Project Beit Sahour

Posted in Blog on 9th September 2012

On Friday, Teleri, Liz and I flew from Luton airport and eventually arrived in Beit Sahour, in Palestine. It’s an amazing place – people are warm and friendly, the sky is a sheer blue, the buildings an extreme mix of ancient and modern... and the driving is... Read on

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