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ABK Partners with Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre to Deliver ‘Do Re Mi’ Music Education Program

15 August 2022

As part of its ongoing efforts to develop education and cultural partnerships with leading Kuwaiti institutions, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) has joined with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JAAC) to deliver the ‘Do Re Mi’ music education program. The program leverages music as a tool to engage children in powerful lessons across subjects like history, math, science, and technology.

The ‘Do Re Mi’ program commences on 15 August 2022 and is open to children between the ages of 6-12 years. There will be eight classes to take place over four weeks. These sessions are free of charge and will be held twice weekly at the Music School at JACC in a multidisciplinary public space that encourages dialogue and provides a platform for younger voices to develop their skills and knowledge through innovative methods like music. The classes are open to the public and signup is through the JACC website www.jacc-kw.com or via their app.

Music in the classroom has many benefits, including an accelerated learning process, better memory, and strong emotional connections, in addition to boosting academic performance. For instance, musical notes can help teach mathematics (fractions), and changing instruments but playing the same song can help teach patterns, and pitch can help with frequency and ratios. Similarly, children can benefit from songs that teach about the skeletal system or incorporate mnemonics to help students remember parts of the human body. The program will be presented by Dr. Zainab Awad, Assistant Professor at the College of Basic Education (Department of Music Education) with a doctorate in arts with a specialization in singing.

Do Re Mi aligns with ABK’s CSR strategy, which focuses on supporting health, education and youth of Kuwait. At the heart of the partnership is the Bank’s steadfast commitment to the importance of supporting unique educational programs for youth in Kuwait.

Commenting on this programming partnership, Laila Al-Qatami, Chief Communications Officer at Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) said, “ABK is pleased to be delivering this program with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC). The Centre is a cultural landmark and is a leading social and creative hub for Kuwait and the region. It is also a platform for educational programming and we are pleased to partner with them to deliver programs that foster a culture of learning in children in their formative years. We look forward to more unique and exciting programs throughout the year for various age groups. ”