Amal Ben Saad is a 24 years old Tunisian musician that plays cello for the National Tunisian Symphony Orchestra. She has a passion for this instrument and for music that she has been carrying since her childhood.
Amal, when in high school, used to never be seen without the “big” cello on her shoulders. She has chosen music and music is her life.
In addition to pursuing her graduate degree in Maths, Amal is currently also a music teacher at AlKindey music school in Tunis. She believes in giving back to the community and she is committed to empowering other Tunisians through music. Amal is one of the founders of “Jil Ghodwa”, a Tunisian NGO aiming to empower young Tunisians and help them achieve their dreams. Through “Jil Ghodwa”, Amal and the other members believe that children and young people are the future change makers, the founders of a better Tunisia and that this change can come from music. Their mission is to boost children’ self-esteem and give them the confidence to take the lead, explore their potentials and let their creativity run free through music.
Through the “Music awakening program”, Amal and her friends being musicians themselves wanted to use their music and skills in order to express themselves and bring happiness to people. They share their ideas about how to perform and make music accessible to everyone, they travel to under-developed areas in Tunisia to bring music to people. Their goal is to help children get an easier and cheaper access to music.
The music awakening program contains a series of music workshops and small concerts as well as an ongoing project called “The National Forum of Child Music”. Amal and her friends welcome any initiative and good faith from anyone that wants to believes in what they believe and that is willing to help reinforce their mission and support Tunisia.
Amal says : “we are a team and we have a dream that is to bring music to every child in Tunisia…and we will make it happen”
“Jil Ghodwa” first song (translated in English from Arabic) is:
Our home is dear to us
We shall protect it from ennemies
Its love flows in our veins
Our home is the dearest
Our Tunisia is the most beautiful country