In 2013, Katie collaborated on a project with the NGO in Johannesburg, The ICRD Group Foundation, in which they created a music and arts camp for underprivileged children. Together, they raised funds to provide 50 ukuleles and other small percussion instruments, sheet music and supplies to the children and this culminated in an original CD of music written by the kids entitled "The Journey," following the kids' personal journeys.
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In 2009, Katie offered workshops in Prishtina, Kosovo, working with the organizations Balkan Sunflowers and the Mental Rights Initiative respectively where she taught music improvisation and Sound PaintingTM to educators in Roma villages and with adults living with cognitive delays and physical challenges. In the summers of 2002 to 2005, Katie worked with Media Artes in Macedonia, formed after the war in 1996, to create opportunities for young people to delve into the arts promoting cultural tolerance, mutual understanding and freedom of expression as a means for social change.
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