Thank you to everyone who donated and shared our Crowdfunder! We raised a massive £10,262 because of you. We can now work together with local facilitators from WayOut Arts to deliver long-term creative music programmes with people affected by war, disabled people, street youth and Ebola survivors. Our music programmes will connect communities and help trauma recovery. The next phase of the programme can now start in October 2019.
Not only that, but we can connect young people in schools with musicians in Sierra Leone! The young people will create music together and inspire empathy for a more peaceful future for us all.
“Whenever the kids hear us making music, they start dancing and forget their stress!”
Francess, Sierra Leonian Music Facilitator
Meet our specialist creative facilitators who will be working in Sierra Leone!
Your donations will allow us to send two of our specialist creative facilitators to Sierra Leone to work with local musicians to create long-term music programmes as well as create their own amazing music events for the community.
Alex is an Anglo-Uruguayan social artist inspired by the South American folk tradition. He has worked internationally co-creating a Sex Worker’s Opera and will bring some amazing influences and experience to the team
Amazing singer-songwriter and creative facilitator delivers our LDN programmes with teenage refugees and in schools. Noga will be bringing her unique energy, music and skills to the programme.
Meet the local team
Watch this video made by local music facilitators in Sierra Leone. Meet Meeky, a local musician who talks about the importance of music in recovery from trauma and connecting divided communities.