What We Do
The process involves open communication, negotiation, compromise and trust – the main ingredients to any successful relationship – all facilitated in a creative, fun and safe environment. The tangible result is not only a brilliant song and video clip, but, most importantly, a group that is united under a common banner of shared values and goals. The intangible outcomes can be long lasting and invaluable – increased respect for self and others, more open communication amongst co-workers, and a renewed sense of engagement with the workplace.
For all 100 participants there is a strong sense of achievement, pride and self-empowerment that enhances all aspects of life.
Residential Workshop - Everyday Superstar Residential workshop provide an extended hand‐on experience designed to engage participants in the writing, recording and performance of original songs, as well as the production of their story in a short ‘Bollywood-style’ film. The MusoMagic team act as ‘artists in residence’ and tailor the program to work around the shelter schedule, delivering activities that engage the participants and create an environment of acceptance, learning and fun.
Power of 10 Workshop - Power of 10 is a non-residential program in which the participants create an original song and video clip in a similar process to the residential program. Activities engage children to be comfortable in expressing their feelings and ideas and promote learning in a fun and engaging environment.
Mewsic, A Brett Lee Foundation is bringing the highly acclaimed Drumbeat Program from Australia to impact the lives of children who are in conflict with law, destitute and facing multiple life challenges.
Drumbeat India is a program designed to engage marginalized youth resistant to traditional ‘talk based’ therapy or programs, who were at risk through crime or the misuse of drugs. Drumbeat involves groups of 10 participants who participate in weekly sessions over a 10 week period. With specific themes including self-responsibility, values, emotional expression, identity, peer pressure, harmony and teamwork. Through hand drumming, the program uses a framework of fun and experiential learning to draw participants’ attention to connections between their experiences in the drum circle, and their relationships in the wider community.
The program will play a significant role in addressing the need for mental health services among vulnerable children in India. With a multitude of interlinking social problems affecting every child, most NGOs work on addressing the basic needs of the child such as food, shelter, clothing, education. Whilst these are indeed important, there is a widespread need to address some of the mental and emotional health wounds that prevent children from reaching their full potential in life and growing into fully active and contributing citizens of the nation. Drumbeat will work to address this need.