Guest Blog: UNT Professors in Kosovo Day 6

June 16, 2010 | By wickley wickley

This morning was very busy. School has not yet dismissed for the summer so most of the SMF classes were held today (Saturday). In Gjakove they are held in two different locations with the volunteers spread out across classes. Some of the children have only begun in the last couple of weeks, but others have been in the program for years.[...]


Guest Blog: UNT Professors in Kosovo Days 3 and 4

June 10, 2010 | By wickley wickley

Today we walked. And walked. And walked. We walked all through “old town” in Gjakove and explored. The streets in that section of town are made of stone pavers, which we love, and the buildings are weathered from history.[...]


Guest Blog: UNT Professors in Kosovo to Evaluate SMF!

June 5, 2010 | By wickley wickley

Children of war are inherently exposed to significant trauma. Due to widespread devastation of economic, structural, and educational systems these children have few options for reduction of distress and fostering of resiliency. The music education program of the Shropshire Music Foundation (SMF) has demonstrated significant long-term positive impact on children of war, including significantly higher secondary education graduation rates and college enrollment.[...]