Prima Materia is beginning a new project in support of the young Syrian refugee population based in Lebanon, in partnership with SONBOLA, a registered educational initiative under the French Umbrella NGO CODSSY in France, which works on providing quality education and interactive learning for Syrian refugee children in Bekaa while investing in empowering and developing teaching skills of Syrian professionals, and Nai Foundation Austria, which is financing the project.

Prima Materia will provide training in psycho-social music education for 15 teachers working in the Bekaa valley with Syrian children.

The first course, which will be led by Deborah Parker, is planned from 17th to 22nd November in Sonbola’s new headquarters in Bekaa. This will be followed over the next year by long-distance supervision, on-site follow-up and monitoring periods and further training in Summer 2015.