Updated: Apr 18, 2021
This was an initiative by the stichting vrolijkheid which is a multicultural, not-for-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest their passion in children and teenagers that stay in asylum-seekers centers. It is an independent organization supported by individuals and private funding.
Our Goal with the young people from the asylum-seekers centre in Almelo was to activate them and to support interacting. Through music-making we aime to get them out of isolation and give them a opportunity to enjoy.
It is a regular activity on a weekly basis, accessable for young people between 12 and 18 years old but alos for volunteers and people that work at the centre. The music-activity is something where participants get the cance to connect to each other, to people outside the centre and to relax and leave all worries behind them for some moments.
It asks a lot of flexibility, creativity and also ways to handle conflicts.