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The Carr-Petrova Duo #50Days4Refugees releases 'The Jelling Model'

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The Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, created and directed by the Carr-Petrova Duo, is a project designed to give voice and visibility, through music and film, to the lives and struggles of both local and international refugee communities, and to encourage audiences and artists alike to become connected and involved. Since August 2018, it has brought free, interactive classical music concerts and workshops to displaced populations while increasing awareness of and raising support for both U.S.-based and international refugee-aid programs. 

From August 12th to October 1st, 2019, The Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, and the Carr-Petrova Duo are launching #50Days4Refugees - a social media campaign which walks through our past year of travels with the Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project from start to finish. We are releasing a single story/image/clip a day in order to give our followers the chance to virtually travel with us, meeting and engaging with the people, places, life-stories, cultures, music, and organizations we encountered along the way. Follow us daily as we share our journey and highlight the activities, strengths, and specific needs of the organizations we partnered with - along with what we learned about ways anyone anywhere can get involved. 

Day 8 - "The Jelling Model"

One of our goals in launching the #NovelVoices Project was to educate ourselves about what is being done by both local and international refugee-aid organizations to help make a difference in the refugee crisis - so that we can learn ways that anyone anywhere can help. Learning about the work done by the Danish Red Cross in their "Jelling Model" school during our very first refugee camp visit exceeded all our expectations, filling our hearts to overflowing with hope, admiration, and inspiration. 

Please enjoy this clip of our new friend Morten - a teacher in the Jelling Danish Red Cross school - describing his work and what is unique about his school.