Sounds of Change is the name of the Foundation I started in 2016.

The Sounds of Change foundation trains aid workers and teachers to integrate music as an empowering tool in their work with children in (post) conflict areas.

 

“Music can change the World , because it can change people.“

 

We believe that children have the right to be empowered and develop their full potential. Music is a proven springboard and a very powerful tool to heal the emotional wounds of war, boost creativity and stimulate compassionate communication. These essential life skills and competencies will enable children to engage and connect with their communities and build trust and confidence to work in groups and collaborate on plans and projects. By providing a safe space where children can learn and freely express themselves, they can explore possibilities and embark on opportunities for a positive and prosperous future.

 

Through a "training of trainers" model and masterclasses, we build and improve the skills of educators and learn from promising practices to scale both the reach and impact of music on children.

 

Sounds of Change faciliates workshops on site, for people who work with children or are keen to start working with children, in the area of creative music making. 

 

 

For more information on Sounds of Change, please visit the website.