More than 20 000 high school students in Tunisia have discovered the liberating power of music thanks to the action of Tunisia88, a project supported by the EIB Institute. Tunisia88– as per the number of keys on a piano keyboard – promotes musical education as a way to encourage mutual discovery, and fosters harmony across different cultures. In a country where there is no musical education for students, it organises student-led, after-school music clubs in high schools all over the country, in particular in less developed and less privileged areas.
Tunisia88 clubs plan their own musical events in their communities, participate in song-writing contests, and hold regular weekly meetings. Selected members participate in leadership and creativity trainings and in the national Tunisia 88 Choir which has already performed with professional orchestras most recently in Beirut (Lebanese American University), Istanbul, Mâcon and Lyon (France). Wherever possible, Tunisia88 commissions and performs music by young Tunisian composers.
Tunisia88 is run in partnership with Action et Développement Solidaire (ADS), a Tunisia based NGO; 88 International; and the EIB Institute. The project is under the ‘High Patronage’ of the President of the Republic of Tunisia.