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The Sounds of Peace Initiative

We have partnered with Musicians without Borders to create the Sounds of Peace initiative. The initiative aims to harness and utilise the highly significant power of music in enhancing community togetherness, tolerance, empathy and peace by devising and e-distributing a community music workshop toolkit/lesson plan.

The highly experienced community music lead trainers at Musicians without Borders have created and developed content for this toolkit/lesson plan, and Peace One Day is proud to present this as an incredibly relevant and effective way of celebrating Peace Day, 21 September.

The toolkit/lesson plan consists of very easy-to-follow steps that anyone, not only musicians, can use to lead the workshop in their classrooms, communities, families, groups, etc.

The aim of this toolkit/lesson plan is to benefit groups and individuals worldwide, giving a tool to enhance community togetherness, tolerance, empathy and peace through a community music workshop when marking Peace Day.

Musicians without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. They work in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, and Western Europe. They train local musicians and community leaders to use music as a tool for social change. Their long-term commitment allows their participants the time to develop skills and talents, process grief and loss, and build bridges of reconciliation in societies divided by recent or ongoing conflict. Their professional trainers are specialized in running community music projects with people dealing with trauma, fear and isolation as a result of war and conflict. They work closely with local musicians and organizations to build sustainable projects in response to local needs. From successful projects they develop models, methodologies and trainings to adapt for other regions.

To find out more about Musicians without Borders’ work, please visit their website and facebook page.