In a tiny and vastly overcrowded space, measuring less than 200 metres by 400 metres, nearly 5,000 Palestinian refugees live in Aida Refugee Camp. The Israeli Apartheid Wall surrounds the camp, as do six Israeli military watchtowers, and the camp suffers from ongoing and regular invasions by the Israeli forces.
It has been a dream of Lajee Center since it was established in 2000 to have a music institute in Aida Refugee Camp. The common sounds in the camp for children and youth are shooting, the army vehicles, and soldiers shouting in the middle of the night during arrests. Thanks to Genevieve McMillan - Reba Stewart Foundation Trustees, we are introducing an organized sound, music that would overcome the occupation sound and creates a beautiful and meaningful atmosphere in the life of young people in the camp.