Our 7 students who are currently doing the theoretical component of our Distance Learning pilot in Jordan will be participating in an Intensive Study Training this week. The Intensive Study Training will give the participants the opportunity to develop their music skills and explore relevant techniques by practising musical activities using instruments. This is a fantastic way for participants to gain insight into the impact of music and experience its potential as a tool for communication.

The Intensive Study Training will be held at Caritas Jordan in Amman and we are sending music therapists and Advisory Panel members Liz Coombes and Clare Reynold to Jordan to deliver the 2-days training. The course’s moderator and Partner from Musicians Without Borders, Fabienne van Eck, will also assist with the delivery. It is great to have Liz and Fabienne involved in the pilot as they have previous experiences of running the Intensive Study Training in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. And despite this being Clare’s first time assisting with the teaching on our course, it is lovely to have Clare join the team as she carries relevant experiences and will bring a lot of energy.

We are extremely excited for our team to meet the participants in person and get to know each other better. And of course, we are looking forward to our students getting the chance to put into practice what they have been learning so they are more prepared to start their Practical Assignment where they will have to use music with a small group of children with disabilities.

An update will be shared once our team finish delivering the Intensive Study Training.