Music Seeds International uses music as a tool to educate and empower. Through songwriting programs, students learn language skills, self-expression, and develop a skill set and an outlet to address social issues.
In April 2014, the program traveled to East Bali, Indonesia, and students from rural areas were transported to lessons each day. The students chose their own topic, wrote their own lyrics, and sang and recorded their own song called “Sekolahku Harapanku (School Is My Hope).” The program uses “songlish,” where pronunciation, grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary are reinforced through games, exercises, videos, lyric writing, song production, singing, recording, and making music videos. Education is transformed into song, and the interactive delivery results in a more inclusive, efficient form of learning—one that can be more easily retained.