“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
The ultimate goal of El Sistema in Greece is to promote the social inclusion of refugee children in Greek/European society. By teaching them music, they are not only inspired to strive for a better future, but music provides the platform for dialogue and togetherness across diverse communities.
In Maestro Abreu’s vision, the scope of music and the arts for humanity is very clear:
“In the past, the mission of art was a matter of minorities for minorities; then it became a matter of minorities for majorities.Nowadays it is a matter of majorities for majorities and a key element to educating and allowing people to integrate successfully into society”.
After weeks or months without general education, the refugee children will find an educational programme designed to.