Music is one of the most effective educational tools recognized internationally. It is a universal language that everyone speaks, understands and reacts to. We are surrounded by rhythms and tempos of sounds on a daily basis, and we also create our own ones. The human body and voice have been used in early artistic self-expression not only by our predecessors, but also by every child today.
Music is used in most of the activities conducted within QRFCC’s interactive mediums. The significance of music and children’s desire to express themselves through music was what led QRFCC to establish a stand-alone music medium. The results of music education have been found to hold significance in the development of higher order thinking skills, such as analysis, logic, and creativity; improved concentration and lengthened attention spans; improved memory and retention; and improved interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others in collaborative ways. All of this contributes to the Center’s mission of empowering the children of Jabal Al Nasser, and cultivating a culture of child safety for them.
The Workshop is part of the ongoing activities delivered on a daily basis at the QRFCC, introducing underprivileged children between the ages of 8-18 to music.
Main Objectives of the Workshop:
- To introduce vulnerable children to the concept of music as an interactive learning tool
- To build the self-confidence and enhance the capacity of vulnerable children through the use of music
- To encourage children’s freedom of expression and creativity through music
- To empower unprivileged children through promoting their self competence and intellectual capabilities by providing challenging active learning opportunities
- To integrate basic concepts of child safety into musical activities within culturally and developmentally appropriate contexts