NOV 30–DEC 3, 2018 Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
DreamHack and Musikhjälpen are working together
We have started this collection for Music Help to show the world that the DreamHack community and the esports community can really make a difference when it comes to helping other people
Musikhjälpen is a one-week marathon broadcast, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for an
underreported human catastrophe. Every year in December, we lock three celebrity hosts in a glass house in a public square somewhere in Sweden, where they broadcast 24 hours a day together with guests and musicians. The audience can request songs to donate money, as well as contribute in many other ways.
This year’s campaign will focus on people with disabilities, one of the world’s most marginalized groups. Out of one billion people with disabilities, 80 percent live in low and middle income countries where malnutrition, disease and injury are common causes. Disability is strongly linked to poverty, both as a cause and as a consequence, and people with disability are often shut out of society because of barriers and stigma.
Many children with disabilities lead isolated lives, out of touch with society and are often completely dependent on family members. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 are not in school. In cases of extreme poverty, families might even prioritize to give food and care to siblings without disability.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2006. Important steps have been taken, largely because people with disabilities have fought for their rights, but a lot of
work remains. Through Musikhjälpen, international projects can be funded that work for inclusive school and health care and increased knowledge in society, as well as targeted interventions such as support for families, rehabilitation, aids and applicances.
Musikhjälpen has been broadcasted in Sweden since 2008. It is a cooperation between the two Swedish public radio and TV companies and the Radiohjälpen foundation, and based on the original Dutch concept “Serious Request”.
Unfortunately website is in Swedish but just do a simple Google translate and you’re good to go!