About The Peace and Prosperity Trust
Through the universal language of music and by promoting young artists from the Middle East and the Western World, the Peace and Prosperity Trust raises awareness and funds for charitable projects in the Middle East and for its young artists.
Working towards “Peace” is achieved by using the international language of music and opera to produce concerts which include the fusion of Middle Eastern and Western music, as well as the fusion of different cultures.
Working towards “Prosperity” is achieved by creating awareness and sometimes funding through these projects to specified charities dealing with education, health, poverty and culture.
The young artists who strongly believe in the purpose of the Trust, become the Ambassadors of the Trust as they too believe in spreading the message of “Peace and Prosperity” throughout.
In line with our mission, The Peace and Prosperity Trust has four key strategic objectives.
1. To support charitable projects in the Middle East
Most of our concerts are affiliated with a charity that works towards peace and prosperity in the Middle East. We recognize that without prosperity, there can be no peace. Raising awareness of specific charities and their causes creates direct fundraising and campaigning, helping them to alleviate poverty, improve health, promote education and preserve cultural heritage.
2. To create cultural fusion and promote peace
Our concerts provide a forum for Middle Eastern and Western cultures to come together and offer an exchange of music, tradition and heritage. This not only creates an environment for mutual learning and understanding, it also provides a living example of how reconciliation and harmony can exist between fractured communities: sending out a powerful message of hope and peace.
3. To give voice to and support young talent
Through our concerts we promote and inspire musical talent from the Middle East and the West. Our concerts provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their abilities, work with globally renowned musicians, and establish themselves on an international stage.
4. To develop ambassadors
As the success of our artists grows, we hope they will become ambassadors of our work, and support us in building a legacy of harmony and reconciliation. Supporting more artists and building more relationships with musicians, venues and charities globally, will ensure our reach widens and our impact strengthens: helping our message of peace and prosperity to resonate across the world.
5. To use culture and music to give hope and a future to youngsters affected by war
So much of the Middle East today is in serious turmoil and we are witnessing mass migration and homelessness. The Trust plans to use music and culture to help young people get off the streets and offer them hope, purpose and grounding in life by providing workshops, performances, master classes, educational programs and where possible musical instruments into their homes.