I am so grateful to congratulate the successful collaboration of academic and research exchanges among the three institutes: Ewha Womans University, the University of Sharjah, and the Sharjah Center for Humanitarian Services(SCHS) . In pursuit of the memorandum of agreement (MOU), Ewha University is grateful to have the opportunity to provide music therapy services to Sharjah Center for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) with the support of Sheikha Jameela Al-Qasimi and her director assistant Khadeja Bamakhrama who is the project manager for music therapy at SCHS. Also thanks to Professor Randa Mostafa , Head of Basic Medical Sciences Department , College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, for facilitating this project.
Our first music therapy internship in 2014 has called for successful launching of music therapy at SCHS. The following second and third internship added excellence to the quality benefitting the children of SCHS. With this successful outcomes and awaiting the fourth music therapy internship this year, we hope to establish essential music therapy education and training curriculum at the University of Sharjah, Medical College as well. This will lead to another dimension of prosperity for the academic and research collaboration for the coming years.
Hyun Ju Chong, Ph.D., MT-BCMyra Hunter,
Chair, Music Therapy Department Ewha Womans University
January , 2015