On Thursday, March 7, Caritas Jordan held a musical concert to celebrate the closure of the Project “Music Learning for Refugee children and Vulnerable Jordanians”.
The concert took place at Terra Sancta College Theatre with the participation of a number of forcibly displaced Syrian and Iraqi children who fled to Jordan in addition to a number of Jordanian children. All the children underwent training for two years by musicians under the supervision of Maestro Tareq Al-Jundi.
The goal of this project is to provide vulnerable refugee, Jordanian children and their families with empowerment and to increase their sense of well-being and affiliation to their societies through music which promotes their educational capabilities and productivity as well as provides them with a sublime feeling of excellence.
The concert was attended by Archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia Bishop Joseph Jbara, Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martin, MP Kais Zayadeen, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader, a number of priests and nuns, Caritas employees and friends, besides the parents of the children.
At the outset of the concert, Caritas Director Wael Suleiman welcomed the audience and stressed the importance of music in strengthening the concepts of love, peace, brotherhood and elimination of violence. He also thanked the training team, the children, and their parents for all the efforts they exerted during the rehearsals.
Later, the children presented a variety of hymns for peace. At the end of the concert, they were presented with certificates of merit.