Emergency appeal for the Edward Said Music Conservatory Summer Programme

This fundraiser is organised by Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music UK.  Please note: This campaign is being hosted by PalMusic UK (Friends of Edward Said Conservatory of Music) on behalf of  ESNCM.


Empower Palestinian Children through cultural and artistic interaction

£25,000 goal


The arts summer program will be organized in Gaza, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Each location will include 50 children.  involving 50 children (male and female) each group in each location. Each camp will target children and adolescents from the refugee camps and remote villages located in each area such as Shufat in Jerusalem, Jalazoun in Ramallah and Dheishe in Bethlehem refugee camps.  

Concerts with an exhibition on the side showcasing the work and creativity of children will be organized at the end of each camp during June and July 2022. 

Learn more here

Background to the program 
Due to the unstable political environment and deteriorating economic conditions, in addition to the restrictions imposed for more than two years by the COVID-19 pandemic, social and artists’ spaces have shrunk and have been compromised focusing on online learning and activities. Organizing arts interactive camps focusing on music facilitates the access of children and youth to cultural and artistic activities enabling them to interact with other peers, express themselves and engage in cultural and social interaction. Sharing the artistic outputs of the camps through social media contributes to public awareness and social and cultural engagement.

Talking about this, a campaign team member, a former student and a teacher at the ESNCM says : “The summer program is so important for the students in order to stay attached to their instrument, and ensures the consistency of practicing on it, which gradually develops them !”

Arts empower youth to cope with increasingly complex life conditions.  Culture and arts education enhance communal and individual capacities to actively engage as agents of change economically, socially and politically.

Celina Tannous, a student at the ESNCM expressed that music is the language that connects her with others around the world, and staying at the ESNCM in all seasons is something important for her to keep her close the the violin – her instrument.

Children enjoying summer camp

What will the summer arts program do?

The arts summer program aims at combining fun and recreation through music, cinema, painting, Dabkeh (traditional dance) and other cultural and artistic activities exploring young talents, facilitating access to artistic activities, enhancing cultural and artistic awareness to provide children with proper support tofor further strengthen their resilience and development and eventually empower them to be actors of change in their communities.

What do we need? 

We have the facilities and the trainers. We need USD 7,775 per camp with a total of US 31,100.

How to get involved? 

The Palestinian engagement and support help in achieving the national goals and aspirations away from influence and agendas of the donors. Therefore, we focus on getting donations from individuals like you. We also welcome in-kind donations of needed items like stationary, srts materials, refreshments etc. in the local communities which definitely help in reducing the cost.

Contribute or share this campaign with your network! 

We aim at reaching up to 30,100 USD

7,525     USD we can implement one camp

15,050   USD we can implement two camps

22575    USD we can implement three camps 

30,100   USD we can implement four camps

What do you get as a donor? 

If you give 10 USD you will receive a thank you email 
If you give 50 USD you will receive a customized thank you email 

Level 2: you are part of the community! 
If you give 100 USD you will receive a digital thank you card 
If you give 250 USD you will receive a customised digital thank you card 

Level 3: Friend! 
If you give 500 USD you will have fully sponsored one student and will receive a customised digital thank you card 
If you give 500 USD you will have fully sponsored one student and will receive a customised digital thank you card 
If you give 1000 USD you will have fully sponsored two students  and will receive a customized digital thank you card

Level 5: Good friend!
If you give 2000 USD your name will be mentioned in our annual report and website and you will receive a customized digital thank you card

Level 5: Silver
If you give 3000 USD your name will be mentioned in our annual report and website and you will receive a customized digital thank you card and one ESNCM T-Shirt with a special design      

Level 6: Golden
If you give 3000 USD your name will be mentioned in our annual report and website and you will receive a customized digital thank you card and one ESNCM T-Shirt with a special design      

If you give 5000 USD your name we be mentioned in our annual report and website and you will receive a customized digital thank you card,  two ESNCM T-Shirts with a special design and two CDs      

Level 7: Platinum
If you give 10,000 your name will be mentioned in our annual report and website, and you will receive a customized digital thank you card,  three ESNCM T-Shirts with a special design and five CDs      

About the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music 

The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) was established in 1993 with the vision of having a lively and creative musical culture in every Palestinian home. The ESNCM based its work around three pillars; music education, audience building, and investments in cultural infrastructures. As the oldest and largest music institution in Palestine, with branches all over the country; the ESNCM was able to provide a selection of educational programs, music ensembles and orchestras, music productions, educational publications, and much more, benefiting around 2000 students annually, and many more musicians locally and internationally.

http://ncm.birzeit.edu/en

About the host of this appeal

The Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (PalMusic UK) supports young people in Palestine through funding ESNCM programmes, nurturing links between Palestinian and British musicians, building bridges, enriching lives and creating life-changing opportunities.

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