Syrian refugees in Zaatari Camp to receive music education

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AMMAN — In an effort to empower Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a partnership has been formed between the Playing for Change Foundation (PFCF), Questscope, and Dream Day Foundation. اضافة اعلان

This collaboration will provide culturally based music education and establish a state-of-the-art recording studio within the camp, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Questscope, known for its creative arts programs, will introduce classes in guitar, drums, oud (a traditional Arabic instrument), and voice. The project primarily targets the camp's youth, who make up 60 percent of the 85,000 residents.

The aim is to offer opportunities for artistic expression and personal development.

Global collaboration
Furthermore, the partnership will allow the Zaatari camp students to collaborate with participants from Playing for Change Foundation's 50 locations across 17 countries. The collaboration can involve recording sessions, live performances, and music video production, expanding the horizons of the young musicians.

PFCF CEO Jake Groshong expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting Questscope's impactful work in Zaatari and Dream Day's support. He stated, "These are the exact type of partners we look for as we strive to serve the youth of Zaatari through music and culture. We are able to dramatically impact the lives of those who need it most."

Hub of creativity and hope
Questscope, having worked with Zaatari youth for over eight years, aims to establish its Youth Center as a central hub of creativity and hope, especially during these uncertain times. CEO Mutthana Khriesat emphasized the healing power of music and its potential to bridge educational gaps.

The addition of a recording studio, significantly upgraded by Dream Day, will enable the youth to transcend their challenging circumstances.

Dream Day Founder Todd Krim expressed anticipation for showcasing the remarkable talent and spirit of the youth in Zaatari. With World Refugee Day serving as a backdrop for this announcement, Krim highlighted the global significance of supporting over 100 million forcibly displaced individuals worldwide.

The program plans to invite renowned artists from around the world to witness the youth's achievements, foster collaboration, and provide further support.

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