News - September 2013

HIghly Commended

Posted in Blog on 28th September 2013

On Thursday evening the Music as Therapy International team attended this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards. We were excited to be highly commended for the 'small charity, big acheiver' award. It was a really lovely evening and a great opportunity for us to... Read on

Bringing Music as Therapy to Myanmar

Posted in Blog on 25th September 2013

We are really pleased to hear from Dana Jacobson who Tsvia Horesh, our project partner, recruited from Israel to take on the role of assistant during this 4 week project in Myanmar. We hope you enjoy the updates and photos from the first two weeks."First week:... Read on

News from around the world

Posted in Projects on 20th September 2013

This autumn is an exciting time for Music as Therapy International and we have several projects taking place in different places. Please read our blog to keep uptodate with what is happening in Romania, Rwanda, Myanmar and, shortly, Georgia. Read on

Family Days in Rwanda

Posted in Blog on 20th September 2013

Disability in Rwanda is still very misunderstood. There is a huge amount of stigma and shame attached to having a disabled child and it is common for families to be ostracised by the community or even abused. There is a deep seated belief that a family with a... Read on

First update from project Myanmar

Posted in Blog on 18th September 2013

News just in from our partner, Tsvia Horesh, whose project in Myanmar is underway now:"So much to say about the first week... We spent 4 days visiting the schools... we had time to watch the daily schedule and think about possible kids for 1 to 1 music sessions... Read on

Day 2; Ngwino Nawe

Posted in Blog on 16th September 2013

On the second day, we visited Ngwino Nawe, a residential village for children with a wide range of disabilities and ages. Some children are orphans and are supported charitably, others are supported by their families who live far away and are unable to provide... Read on

Day 1: Nkanka

Posted in Blog on 16th September 2013

We are in Rwanda this year to provide further support for those Local Partners who were trained in 2010 and have been running therapeutic music programmes at ‘Ngwino Nawe’ and ‘Nkanka’. Both centres work with children with a wide range of disabilities... Read on

Project Rwanda: Setting the scene

Posted in Blog on 16th September 2013

It is my first trip to Rwanda and although subsequent blog entries will go on to describe our work & that of our Local Partners, I’m eager to share my first impressions with you in the hope that you can get a flavour of the beautiful country we are working in... Read on

Hiccups, (h)encouragement and homecoming!

Posted in Blog on 14th September 2013

We have had an ambitious itinerary of travel plans and - perhaps unsurprisingly - we finally missed an important train connection meaning that we weren’t able to reach Bistrita as planned on Friday, where we had planned to meet with Marin Mic (Fundatia de Inocenti... Read on

Last post from Romania (Hannah and Cathy)

Posted in Blog on 14th September 2013

It’s our last day in Romania and we have had a busy few days in Oradea.On Thursday morning we visited a day centre for adults with Down syndrome. They had received a project in 2000 from Kathryn Williams and Emma Walmsley. They had recently moved into a new... Read on

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