Introduce and use the power of music in refugee camps and asylum centers to allow minors, accompanied and unaccompanied, to start a post-traumatic resilience process, transcend cultural and language barriers and facilitate their integration among the local communities in which they are now located.
- 1’879 children and young adults (4-21+), out of which 40 without a migration background and 118 Unaccompanied Boys and Single men (18+), participated to 197 artistic and music workshops organized inside the Usivak and Blazuj TRCs (Sarajevo), the Borici TRC (Una-Sana Canton), the Daily Center Puz (Tuzla Canton) and the Children’s Center Grbavica (Sarajevo);
- 6 Bosnian musicians, teachers, educators and social workers have been trained to join the music workshops developed by the mobile music unit “Music Bus 2”.
In 2018-2019, Musicians Without Borders (MWB), also with Alta Mane support, designed and implemented the new curriculum Welcome Notes Europe, starting to transfer it to young musicians and local teachers (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Greece and Italy), and consolidated important partnerships with organizations operating on the ground, with the aim of integrating the Curriculum into their various migration emergency programs. In 2022-2023, MWB intends to focus its intervention primarily in Bosnia-Herzegovina by collaborating with two Bosnian arts organizations – War Childhood Museum Sarajevo and Superar BiH – and, to this end, between February 2022 and June 2023, has developed the following activities:
- activated the mobile music unit “Music Bus 2” (composed of 2 Workshop Music Leaders, 2 Workshop Assistantsand 2 Facilitators) which organized 174 music workshops, inside the Usivak and Blazuj Refugee Sites (Sarajevo Region), the Daily Center Puz (Tuzla Canton), and the Borici Refugee Site (Una-Sana Canton), reaching 1’620 minors and young adults on the move (4-21+ years) and 118 Unaccompanied Boys and Single Men;
- organized 9 music and artistic participatory workshops, run by Superar BiH inside the Usivak Refugee Site, and the Children’s Center Grbavica (Sarajevo), reaching 142 minors and young adults, out of which 102 on the move (2-21+ years);
- organized 14 visual arts workshops, run by War Childhood Museum Sarajevo inside the Usivak Refugee Site, reaching 117 minors and young adults on the move and UASC (6-20 years);
- coordinated five online meetings between 5 trainers and the curriculum developers to modelize a common methodological arts-based approach to consolidate the current Curriculum of the three organizations and guarantee the self-sustainability and replicability of the program in other migration and emergency contexts in Bosnia-Herzegovina;
- modelized, in collaboration with Superar BiH and War Childhood Museum, two training curriculum intended to Bosnian teachers and musicians already operating in BiH and in migration contexts.