Accepted as a member of National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare!
We are excited that the charity has been accepted as a member of this organisation which brings together musical societies and individuals who all believe that music can make a huge difference in matters of health and well-being.
As a charity, we believe it is important to partner with other organisations, thus combining resources, sharing ideas and pooling talent. For that reason we already partner with refugee organisations both in Jordan and globally. Now we are excited to become members of the UK based Alliance. We look forward to sharing with them, and with you some more stories and photos from the refugees in Jordan.
We thought we would leave you with some pictures from our latest choir concert. The girls adore their T-shirts!
Head along to the festival! It is that time of the year again when we encourage you to head along to the Alresford Music Festival. We are so grateful to them for their support for some of our projects in Jordan. Here is a picture of Mariam enjoying one of the instruments they donated. You can read about her story in the storyboard behind her.
We received a lovely Christmas present to take out to the refugees this New Year. Many thanks to Sunlovers (https://www.sunlover-uk.com/) who donated us a huge box of musical instruments. As you can see, we have drums, panpipes, all sorts of shakers and in fun colours and styles which will bring some light to the dark, cold winter days in Jordan.
We would like to thank all those who have supported the work this past year with refugees from Syria and Iraq. Please enjoy the pictures and the smiles on the children’s faces as you read the blogs from this year. We look forward to more exciting developments and projects in the forthcoming year.
The sun is still shining here in Jordan as we work with Syrian refugee children who come for their weekly musical activities.
This week, the boys enjoyed taking turns to play on the xylophone. This activity encourages group participation, whilst at the same time giving each child the opportunity to experiment and express themselves in a non-threatening way. It is fascinating to watch as the children gain confidence and then start to work together in groups to sing songs together. This is surely the aim of Harmony of Hope, to bring the much need healing to the lives of these young children.
Thank you for the much needed support and the provision of more instruments to facilitate the music therapy sessions.
Newspapers. What can you do with a newspaper? Well, in this refugee school we wanted all children to be able to play something in any place and at any time. With a little bit of imagination, a newspaper can make a very interesting musical instrument. Don’t believe me? Well just watch the children enjoying themselves – and then maybe have a go yourself!
It’s that time of the year again. Head along to Alresford music festival next month for some wonderful entertainment. The festival has recently been recognised for services to the community and acknowledged for the funds they raise for music based charities regionally, nationally and globally. And it is you buying tickets and the wonderful people who sponsor and support the festival that enables this to happen.
Thank you Alresford for supporting Harmony of Hope
A brand new year and some brand new projects for Harmony of Hope! We continue to be busy in Amman, Jordan as we train locals and donate instruments to the many new refugees still arriving from Syria.
In order to start the new year, we wanted to provide you with a downloadable calendar for your wall space: .January
Please download and print and enjoy the memories as we move through the year