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Welcome to Al-Mada Association for Arts Based Community Development
Recognition of Individual Uniqueness is What Development is About
The first music therapy center of its kind in Palestine was established by Al Mada Association for Arts-based Community Development. Al Mada’s core philosophy is that every individual contributes towards making social changes and that the power of art and advocacy can be used to achieve sustainable development goals.
The power of music is universal, eliminating barriers. It reaches us, no matter who or where we are. Whether it makes us dance or sing along, or evokes tears or laughter, music always touches us in ways nothing else can. As a proactive NGO which promotes a holistic approach to community development and uses the arts in general – and music in particular – as the basis for its programs, Al Mada is currently expanding its programs to include expressive art forms in therapy.
Through partnerships with PA institutions, international, local and civil society organizations, Al Mada is able to pool resources and extend program reach in areas including gender, education, culture, poverty reduction and mental health.
“Music is the language of the spirit.
It opens the secret of life
~ Khalil Gibran