SOS Children’s Village

Today was our first official workshop on this tour. We went to both SOS Children’s Village and Fitra, a wellness organisation. With SOS Children’s Village we had two workshops, one for the children and one for the staff, followed by a concert for all. For the children we played games and took them through a …

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Back with Save The Children

Our past Jordan Tour was spent working with Save The Children, so we were excited to work with them again, as they are a NGO that does amazing and vital work here in Jordan. We took a bus, all our instruments and costumes to the Save The Children centre in Al Mfraq. We arrived at …

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Children’s Friends Center in Amman

We woke up bright and early to catch our bus to the Children’s Friends Center in Amman. This center specifically cares for children who come from abusive families, and as such, the children had noticeably different needs. Our first program was with a group of thirty children, all around 5 years old. Looking into the eyes …

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Amman Children’s Museum Programme

As our concert wasn’t to begin until 5pm, we were able to put extra effort into our song and dance rehearsals in the morning. Following a focused morning meditation we split into our respective acts and had several hours of practice. This turned out to be exactly what we needed because the venue we performed at was …

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A day at Al Mansour school

Today we had our second workshop with the Al Mansouri school. When we arrived we found quite a number of the children waiting outside the hall we were to have our workshops in. It seemed that they wanted to join, but many were told to go back to their respective class rooms. We were left …

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School and University in Tokyo

Friday was a busy day as we had two workshops scheduled. It was a sunny Japanese spring morning when we all ventured to an elementary school in rural Tokyo. We set up the musical instruments in the assembly hall and by 10.30am had around 200 children of all ages sitting in front of us, all placed …

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Kindergarten in Minamiosawa

We started the day to the beautiful rising sun and made our way to the Kindergarten in the Minamiosawa area of Tokyo. The program started with the cute four year old kindergarten students who came running and giggling into the rooms. They yelled out “konichiwa!” loudly. We performed songs for the children and a dance that was both …

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Elementary School in Hachoiji

This morning we visited an Elementary School in Hachoiji and performed a multicultural concert with a variety of dances and devotional songs in languages including English, African, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi for students aged between 6-12 years.  We were given an overwhelming reception from the young children as they embraced the live performances by dancing …

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A Day of Adventures

After having started the day late, we got lost in Zaatari. Our driver did not know where we were supposed to go for our workshop. We went to numerous child centres at the camp, until at last we were told we were expected. But we had been expecting some mothers and youths. Instead we were …

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Street Realisation & Druze Orphanage

Day 18 & 19 – We’ve finally had a chance to perform outdoors on Manara seaside next to American University of Beirut! The municipality of Beirut was very friendly to us and gave their permission to perform in this crowded place, where a lot of tourists and Lebanese people spend their Sunday evenings. In fact, …

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