Music Education 4 Palestinian Youth

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Support Music Education for Youth in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon


Your tax-deductible donation will go to purchasing musical instruments and hire music teachers for Palestinian refugee youth in the camps of Lebanon.

June is Refugee Awareness Month! In recognition, Aswat Ensemble in collaboration with World Harmony Chorus are producing a benefit concert scheduled for June 23, 2018 in Oakland, California. This all-volunteer concert featuring over 50 performers has a two-fold mission: 1) to raise funds for a music education program, including the purchase of musical instruments, for youth living in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon, and 2) to raise awareness of the plight of refugees all over the globe and in particular Palestinian refugees, now in their 70th year of displacement. The program will feature songs from around the world, including Palestine, and focus primarily on themes related to home, childhood, and love.

Some examples of ways the funds will go to benefit music education for refugee youth:

$150 will cover the purchase of one instrument

$500 will cover the compensation of an ongoing music teacher for two weeks

We have partnered with LEAP (Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians), a volunteer organization providing education in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon, to deliver the funds to their partner organization on the ground, the National Institution of Social Care and Vocational training (NISCVT), also known as Beit Atfal Assumoud. NISCVT is a humanitarian non-sectarian and non-governmental organization in Lebanon, operating community social and relief centers in the refugee camps of Lebanon, and providing a variety of services, including education.


We are more than happy to offer complimentary tickets, at the donor’s request, based on the following tiers:

+Donations of $50 - $99 - one (1) admission ticket to the concert (a $25 value)

+Donations of $100 - $149 - two (2) admission tickets ($50 value)

+Donations of $150 -  $299 - three (3) admission tickets ($75 value)

+Donations of $300 and above - four (4) admission tickets ($100 value)

Please note: Contact Zawaya.Admin@gmail.com to claim your complimentary tickets. Complimentary tickets are offered until the event is sold out.


If you do not wish to donate but would like to attend the event, please purchase tickets here:  Notes from Home

Thank you for your kind generosity and support!



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A heart-felt thank you to all those who supported this all-volunteer project, whether through the GoFundMe camp gain or by attending the concert... or both. We have raised almost $20,000 so far and support is still coming. We will hold this campaign open until mid-July.

A professional video of the event is being edited and will be shared when completed. In the meantime, here's a clip of one of the highlights of the event.

Thank you again so much for your support.
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If you donated $50 or more, you're eligible for concert tickets as a gesture of gratitude... while it's not sold out. If you would like to claim your ticket(s), please contact us through this campaign. Thank you again for all the support.
Rehearsing - "Beautiful, My Country"
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Thank you to all who have supported us so far with this campaign. Much love and gratitude. We hope to share some highlights (pictures and videos) from the concert. Please continue to share this with friends, family and coworkers.
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$11,828 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 2 months
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