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Weʼre raising £6,000 to help run a year of Stave House music lessons in the primary school of Lal Andala, in the Saharawi refugee camp of Boujdour (SW Algeria)

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Stave House in the Sahara is a small independent project working with Saharawi primary schools & local teachers to implement early childhood music education through English in the Saharawi refugee camps (Tindouf, SW Algeria).

These camps, largely forgotten by the international community, have survived for over 40 years in one of the harshest parts of the Sahara desert. This has put a strain on traditional cultural transmission channels. The innovative and fun Stave House teaching methods and materials used draw on storytelling and aim to strengthen the rich oral traditions underpinning Saharawi culture.

The project is run by Ethnomusicologist & Music Teacher Violeta Ruano, in collaboration with the local Saharawi primary school of Lal Andala (Boujdour camp) and the Saharawi Ministry of Education. Since our pilot phase in the spring of 2016, the project has successfully trained three Saharawi local teachers and provided music lessons for over 60 children. In April 2018 we had our first ever graduation ceremony, in which 25 students received their well-earned Stave House Music Level 1 diplomas, supported by the London College of Music.

Throughout the years, the project has worked as a collaborative effort, getting most of its funds from online and offline crowdfunding campaigns run by ourselves and supportive organisations such as Stave House UK, Sandblast-Arts, Oxfam Solidarité and the Swiss Association of Friends of the Saharawi People (Basel, Switzerland).

We're now raising funds for the next academic year, when the Saharawi teachers will be teaching Stave House Level 1 and Level 2 for the first time completely on their own! Do you want to get involved? Please get in touch!

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How far does your money go?

£15 - school materials for 1 child for 1 term

£50 - 1 set of classroom instruments

£100 - 1 month salary of a local teacher

£300 - 1 electronic keyboard for the whole class

£500 - RTN flight London-Tindouf for our volunteer project manager

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  • Stave House in the Sahara2 months ago
    Stave House in the Sahara

    Stave House in the Sahara

    2 months ago

    In this little video you can see snippets of our new group of Level 1 Stave House music students revising the basics. They've been learning the method for just a couple of months and they can now recognise and name 4-5 different musical notes :D

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  • Stave House in the Sahara2 months ago
    Stave House in the Sahara

    Stave House in the Sahara

    2 months ago

    Piano playing, singing, conversations in English... our students are achieving this and much more thanks to the amazing help of our friends & supporters. THANKS! Check the news section on our web to see what has been going on! http://stavehouseinthesahara.weebly.com/news We're now at 64% of being able to completely cover this year's expenses, can you help us reach 100%?

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  • Stave House in the Sahara8 months ago
    Stave House in the Sahara

    Stave House in the Sahara

    8 months ago

    Learn more about us with this short video! And if you like what you see, help us raise enough to keep on going next year. SHARE OUR LINK!

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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 1/13/2019 1:55 PM

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17

  • Eleanor Thorn

    Eleanor Thorn

    Jan 13, 2019

    Good luck Janet. I remember the beautiful musicf

    £40.00

  • Diane Isenberg

    Diane Isenberg

    Jan 13, 2019

    For musical instruments through Janet

    £300.00

  • Ivaan, Viaan, Pooja & Niraj

    Ivaan, Viaan, Pooja & Niraj

    Jan 5, 2019

    Good luck for your work in Tindouf, Algeria.

    £11.00

  • Alex Jollands

    Alex Jollands

    Dec 30, 2018

    All the best Janet, I hope the project is a success! :)

    £25.00

  • Simone Spencer

    Simone Spencer

    Dec 24, 2018

    Sounds a fab project and an amazing trip you are going to take, Janet! Merry Christmas and good luck!

    £20.00

  • Izzy Rabey

    Izzy Rabey

    Dec 20, 2018

    £20.00

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    Anonymous

    Dec 20, 2018

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Stave House in the Sahara

Stave House in the Sahara

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Stave House in the Sahara facilitates the implementation ​of early childhood music education through English in the Saharawi refugee camps (SW Algeria), following an adaptation of innovative music teaching method Stave House.

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