We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
By Mary Kazarian
AUA Communications and Social Media Intern
Many of us know the power music and arts hold in the realm of education and culture; current AUA volunteers in the field are using a musical outlet to teach their students about different subjects. Starting in the fall of 2013, volunteers will have the opportunity to teach English with AUA’s partner in Aceh, Indonesia, the Sekolah Sukma Pidie Boarding School and come up with creative ways to teach the universal language. English is not the only commonality between countries, but the art form and hobby of Beat Boxing has traveled its way across the globe and landed on the lips of the Aceh Beatbox Community (ABC). This may seem like a group of young adolescents at first sight, but if you lend them your ear for a few seconds, they will have you moving to the power of vocal percussion. Take a look at the ABC in their video below and check out the rest of their videos on their YouTube channel here!