The solution we offer
We have recognized this pressing issue and are working to make a difference in the lives of children who face these challenges. Through the free group music learning program, MAP gives children the chance to find their voice and express themselves through music. These music lessons encourage social inclusion, giving children a sense of belonging and support.
The story of shiny children
Meet Aleksandar, Filip and Valentina Trajković, young talents who live in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Zemun.
Their story is one of resilience, strong spirit, and the determination to overcome difficulties. Their mother abandoned them a few years ago, leaving Valentina as the only female person in the family. Alexander and Philip help the father who suffers from diabetes.
The Trajković family has no adequate housing solution and can be evicted from the house where they currently live at any moment. Poverty and constant moves have made it difficult for children to advance in school.
Aleksandar, Filip and Valentina achieved great success in school and beyond thanks to the “Music of Hope” program. They joined the program in 2019 and are members of the program’s youth percussion ensemble and choir. At the same time they are an example of how art and education can change lives.