It started as a 5-months pilot in August 2015, then became one of our core programs since March 2016. It is a specialized, methodical and regular, 16-months music study program that includes around 500 hours of teaching per year for each student. The school runs in two locations in Lebanon: Beqaa and Shatila, and it started in Amman, Jordan since April 2017.
The Action for Hope Video School was launched in March 2017, building on the video training workshops Action for Hope has been organizing in Lebanon since 2013, within cultural relief convoys and also as standalone activities.
Action for Hope theater group was formed after a cultural relief convoy to AlMarj camp in 2013. Eversince and up until end of 2016, the group took part in several theater workshops with different trainers to work on their acting, performance and improvisation skills. These workshops led to several theater performances presented in different areas in Lebanon.
In 2016, Action for Hope launched a call for applicants for the arts scholarships program, targeting Syrian and Syrian-Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The program offered two types of grants; The first for university-level study of different arts disciplines and the second for short-term arts training and workshops (no longer than 3-months) in independant training centers and NGOs.