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MUSIC SAVES summer camp 2016 / final report

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MUSIC SAVES summer camp 2016 / final report

A rehabilitation project Heart for Ukraine
In cooperation with: Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e. V.
FestLand e. V.
Education-Projekt des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin
Народний Тил.

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11 children from Avdiyivka and two kids from Slovyansk spent two weeks in our summer camp in Germany.

Avdiivka – city in the war torn eastern Ukraine. Since 2014 people there have been suffering from shelling and distress caused by the war. Children suffer the most – they spent more time in bomb shelters than at school, experiencing death and destruction with their own eyes. Some of them have lost their parents and siblings. Their everyday life is accompanied by explosion noise and fear. Each additional shelling leaves a deep wound in their soul.

Photos HERE

Slowjansk – meanwhile peace has returned here. But it’s not so long ago that the city experienced months of occupation, chaos and lawlessness, tortures and heavy fire. And the war still continues not so far away from the city.

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PROJECT GOALS

  • Rehabilitation of traumatized children from the war zone in Ukraine
  • enabling self-expression through music and visual art
  • Cultural education and promotion of creative talents
  • Cultural exchange
  • International contacts and understanding

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ARRIVAL


The children were warmly welcomed by the hosts of the FestSpielHaus Klein Leppin and the volunteers from Berlin.

Photos HERE

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CATERING

The cook Ingrid and the helper Olga, supported by our volunteers, provided a varied menu, containing best and freshest ingredients and prepared with love.

We also received donations: a pallet of mineral water from “Bad Liebenwerda”, a pallet of juice, lots of fresh fruits, ice cream, fruit syrup and sweets, as well as a large food donation from the “Berliner Tafel”. Many thanks also to all the lovely people for the homemade cakes!

Photos HERE

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EXCURSIONS TO BERLIN

Strolling through the city, visiting rehearsal of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin in the Philharmony, a boat trip, visiting the AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, excursion with the tour guide Elena Keglina, lunch in the Café-Restaurant Ephraim’s, a visit to St. Mary’s Church, a reception and a concert at the Ukrainian embassy.

Photos HERE

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OUR WORKSHOPS

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Inventing, building and playing musical instruments

Education project of Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin

(Mentors: Isabel Stegner, Gudrun Vogler, Rudolf Döbler)

Photos HERE

Broadcast DeutschlandRadio Kultur HERE

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Musical education / Choir

Mentor: Anna Giletska

Photos HERE

Our kids learned songs in different languages.

Singing is “contagious” and makes us happy. Some of the songs were also rehearsed on the excursions:

… and on the way back to Ukraine.

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Animation movie

Mentors: Olga Michael and Ilya Rivkin

Our kids wrote the script, drew and tinkered pictures, made the cut and recorded the sound.

Photos HERE

Our mentors explained to the kids the principle and animation techniques, but offered them enough space for their own ideas and experiments.

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Acrylic painting / Art rehabilitation / Recreational games

Mentor: Alisa Poplavskaya

Photos HERE

“Light and love are …” – at this workshop our kids talked about what they associate with the terms light and love. Then together they drew a large drawing.

“Paint the planet” – during the workshop they discovered some acrylic painting techniques.

Art therapeutic techniques such as image interpretation, self-reflection through relaxation techniques and self-portrayal were used in this workshops. The aim was to explore children’s creativity, broaden their mindsets and encourage them to express themselves creatively.

Our kids spent their free time with exciting games, which encouraged them to think in teams, develop creative and sophisticated strategies and logical thinking.

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Drawing in ensemble

Mentor: Alan Meyer

Photos HERE

Exciting games for a starter.

Our artist explained various materials and techniques. Our kids put up and prepared large canvases together. They then worked on all of the canvases in turnes.

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Photo project

Mentor: Ilya Polunin

Photos HERE

Our kids developed together their own idea, played models during the photo session and discussed then about post-production.

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Hopak workshop

Mentor: Taras Makota

Hopak is an Ukrainian dance that requires a lot of practice.

Some of the kids joined in, others enjoyed watching. It was a funny evening for everyone.

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FREE TIME 

Photos HERE

Our mentors not only leaded their workshops, but also lived and spent their free time together with our kids.

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THE FINAL PARTY

Photos HERE

On last day of the project we invited guests to an exhibition, a movie screening and a big concert, prepared by our kids. And of course we had a big grill party.

It was a wonderful time, full of exciting moments. Together with our kids we grew to a family.

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WHAT’S NEXT?

° In august 2016 Marina visited our kids and their families in Ukraine.

Photos HERE

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° For Marina’s birthday our kids prepared a wonderful present.

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° In september 2016 our artist and mentor Alan Meyer travelled to the ukrainian war zone and took part in the art project #Код Міста / #Метамістo. Of course he visited our kids.

Photos HERE 

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We stay in contact with our kids and plan new exciting projects aiming to support people in the ukrainian war region.

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We are very grateful for cooperation and support to:

Embassy of Ukraine in Federal Republic of Germany, Euroclub Busreisen GmbH, Child Fund, Carlos Rodriguez PHOTOGRAPHY, SKS Steuerberatung, Berliner Tafel, Café-Restaurant Ephraim’s, Bad Liebenwerda Mineralquellen, Studio povvera, Полтавський Батальйон Небайдужих, Zeitschrift Ukrainians in Berlin, Natalia Pokolenko und das Team von До ТеБе, Musikschule Awdijiwka, Благодійний фонд «Слов’янськ відродження», Marina Odintsova, Halyna Dzyuba, Anna Reuta, Elena Keglina, Alexandra Rudneva, Urte Kaunas, Oksana Haag, Sasha Pushkin, Nadezhda Ilchenko, Ihor Lupasko und Oleh Revega, Olga und Hans-Joachim Schumacher, Oleh und Olena Polyanko, Elena Maas, Irina Golubeva, Natalka Proskura, Oksana Fedak, Oksana Fedak, Vasyl Motuz, Natascha Samuel, Kirill Kolomiets, Naum Ardyschev, Vira Neufeld, Vitalij Olijnyk.


Bankverbindung für Spenden / bank account for donations

PayPal: ukraine.hilfe@gmail.com

 

Bankverbindung

Empfänger: Ukraine Hilfe Berlin

Konto: Deutsche Skatbank
IBAN: DE24 8306 5408 0004 872215
BIC: GENO DE F1 SLR

Betreff: Name der jeweiligen Aktion

 

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