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Music As A Tool to Promote Friendship and Development: the Pankow Music School Concert
May 16th, 2014
News from Berlin - On May 16th, the music school from Pankow (Berlin) is going to take part in a charity concert. This concert is organized by the program ‘Music Road Rwanda’ and the German NGO Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Aid).
The concert aims to promote two main projects. Firstly, by playing on Friday, the Pankow music school and the star pianist Martin Helmchen are going to support the only existing school in Kigali, Rwanda. The German project ‘Music Road Rwanda’ started twenty years ago, just after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in order to reunite children and teenagers through music and to help them to continue their lives after the massacre. The idea is that music can bring hope and peace to people and can also promote peace in society. Rwanda is one of the poorest countries of the world and a lot of citizens are still suffering from the psychological traume caused by the 1994 genocide. Through music, the German project is hoping to help Rwanda by promoting reconciliation and peace.
Secondly, the goal of the concert is to support children from Accra, Ghana through the project ‘Childre Paradise’ held by the Welthungerhilfe. The concept of ‘Children Paradise’ is to bring education to children and to bring development into the society and to fight against poverty and hunger.
The concert will start at 7 p.m. and will take place in the historic room of the Schönhausen Palace. All the fund raising is going to benefit to the ‘Music Road Rwanda’ and the ‘Children-Paradise’ programs.
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