'The Independent Music Show Magazine' September 2018 - Page 20

WAR DIVIDES, MUSIC CONNECTS

El Salvador is a country that suffered a brutal civil war from 1980 to 1992. Today in El Salvador, many years after ‘peace’ was declared, inequality, fear and violence still prevail.

We have partnered with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education of

El Salvador, as part of a national program to build capacities for teachers in peace building.

We are training 35 Salvadoran music teachers and community facilitators to become community music leaders, and use music as a tool to promote inclusion and social harmony.

The training is based on our Community Music Leadership training that has been developed and delivered in Central-East Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Following an assessment visit in March, our team has further developed and adapted the program to the local needs in El Salvador.

For more information about the program, please contact m.ortega@musicianswithoutborders.org

SOY MÚSICA – THE STORY OF SAÚL GESTONI

Meet Saúl Gestoni, an arts teacher who joined our training program, Soy Música, in El Salvador.

We are training 35 music teachers and community facilitators in community music leadership, reaching out to thousands of children across the country, and using music for inclusion and social harmony. This program is in partnership with Unicef El Salvador and the Ministerio de Educación E.S.

PERSONAL BLOGS SOY MÚSICA VIDEOS

PLACE El Salvador - ESTABLISHED August, 2017

SOY MÚSICA

Together with Salvadoran music teachers and community leaders, we share tools to give children at-risk feelings of safety, inclusion, creativity and joy.