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Music for Landslide Victims

Sierra Leone saw yet another disaster on August 14, 2017. Our reaction -How can Ballanta help? We don’t have financial resources but we certainly have MUSIC! In response to our query as to where we could make music for the children of this August disaster, Dr. Lang Ma at UNICEF pointed us in the direction of Don Bosco Fambul. Director Fr. Jorge welcomed us with open arms and a green flag to go ahead. Two volunteers from Ballanta, Mohamed Dainkeh and Simeon Bangura started music with two sets of children in the cramped space where mothers and the very young were temporarily sleeping on mattresses. When the excitement and curiosity of the children was awakened, Fr. Jorge agreed to extend this experience to keyboard and brass instruments so the next stage will see instrumental music beginning in this temporary facility.

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