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Children from impoverished Lebanese and refugee communities singing together for the first time! Prejudices overcome! Help us continue..!
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Campaign ends on: 2019-02-18 23:49:55

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“All the disorders, all the wars which we see in the world, only occur because of the neglect to learn music.”- Molière


My name is May Nasr. I'm a musician who passionately believes in the power of music, especially our folk songs, in bringing peace to our people. For this purpose, I established the Children's Choir project through my NGO Partners We Are in Lebanon (PartnersLebanon). PartnersLebanon applies conflict mediation and reconciliation tools to restore war-inflicted social divides, re-inject the historical memory of our heritage, and cultivate a sense of unity and belonging in the Lebanese communities. I am campaigning here to raise funds to help cover our concert costs on February 23, 2019.

Our Children's Choir is a twelve-month project funded by Drosos Foundation (Switzerland) and was kick-started in April 2018. In partnership with ALPHA, our project works with over 100 children and youth of disadvantaged Lebanese communities, including those of existing refugee communities residing in Beirut; those who have no access to free, safe and nurturing extra-curricular activities. 

Our children and youth are being trained by music experts to sing together folk songs that they and their communities fondly share; where the prejudice and hatred typically exchanged between them on the streets are overcome by the creation of bonds and new friendships through this project. These kids have never sung before. They never dreamed they would be standing onstage and singing to the public! Only five months into their training, 30 out of the total 100 kids joined me at the AUB Concert on October 21, 2018 and the entire crowd of audience was in tears!


In parallel, the mothers of these children and youth receive Mental Health and Mindfulness training sessions by a psycho-corporal art training expert who introduces them to a number of mindful well-being techniques, physical and mental exercises, and a healthier food style, all of which allow them to practice a better quality of life for themselves and their families.


On February 23rd, 2019, the project’s final concert event for its twelve-month term will take place at The Palace TheatreARESCO Tower, in Hamra, Beirut. Our 100 diverse children and youth choir will perform together accompanied by a number of well-respected musicians in support of the continuity of the project. A final documentary film will present the project’s phases, testimonies by the children, youth, the mothers, expert trainers, staff and volunteers who will talk about the powerful impact the project has made in their lives, demonstrating the need to continue to build on this initiative in order to replicate it across Lebanon where social and cultural divide conflicts exist.

The minimum we need to cover our concert's costs is $7000

  • If you donate and we still don't meet this target, the amounts already contributed will be refunded back to all who have contributed. 
  • If you donate and we meet our targeted amount, our 100 diverse kids will get to give the concert they have dreamed of! 
  • But, if you help us raise funds beyond the targeted amount, you will have helped us complete our project and will hopefully attract more donors so that we can reach out to more disadvantaged children and their mothers to make a positive difference in their lives!

Here's the official concert announcement!

For concert ticket reservations: https://www.antoineticketing.com/index.php?event_id=6784







Hania Farah
16 Jan,2019
$500

Anonymous
16 Jan,2019
$20

Samira Najjar
14 Jan,2019
$150

Randa Saab
11 Jan,2019
$150

Farouk Merhebi
02 Jan,2019
$50

Anonymous
28 Dec,2018
$100

Anonymous
27 Dec,2018
$100

Anonymous
25 Dec,2018
$150

Anonymous
23 Dec,2018
$300

Anonymous
22 Dec,2018
$50

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With over 20 years of experience in the development field, May Nasr, Founding Director of PartnersLebanon, brings her microfinance background expertise in grassroot entrepreneurship support, training, capacity building, and conflict mediation. Prior to having been the director of PartnersYemen (2013-2015),…

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$7 or more
→    VISIT OUR PROJECT AND SEE OUR DIVERSE CHOIR KIDS IN PRACTICE! DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE ABROAD! WE'LL CONDUCT A LIVE WEBCAM CALL FOR YOU WITH THEM!

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Visit our project during our choir kids' rehearsals! If you are outside Lebanon, we will be glad to conduct a direct Skype call to hook you up with our kids so you can witness their practicing and chat with them too! Your direct encouragement will be a huge inspiration for us as a team, as well as, them!
$300 or more
→    YOU GET THE CONCERT CD!

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You will get an original CD copy of our live concert! Your name will be included (upon your approval) among the list of amazing supporters who believed in our project in true recognition and appreciation for your support! How cool is that?? It's definitely cool for us!! Thank you for making it happen!! :)
$500 or more
→    A CEDAR TREE WILL BE PLANTED IN YOUR NAME!

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As a token of our deep appreciation for your amazing support, a Cedar Tree will be planted in your name in Lebanon (if you approve). We will send you the location details at a later stage. You will also receive a CD copy of our live concert. The CD credits will include your name (if you approve). Thank you for making this event happen! Thank you for helping us continue with our project for years to come!
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