under the patronage of the Council of Europe Related projects
Syrian refugee programme
SAWA schools, Bekaa Valley
12th December 2017
The Bekaa event took place in a school run by SAWA for Development and Aid near to the refugee camps. The objective was to present creative work in the areas of music, visual art and performance art related to the theme of “home”. This was a “family” event and part of SAWA’s policy of working towards a holistic intervention for refugees, using creative arts to link education to health and social care as well as to shelter and food security.
Alongside the children’s presentation, the event included a special performance from Simona Abdallah, herself formerly a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, and the the first female solo percussion player in the Arab world.