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September 8, 2010 •• Rwanda Youth Music
Back in Jerusalem, Final Notes and Numbers

That’s it. On Sunday at 3.30 AM the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing landed, and 2 hours later we were back home in Jerusalem.

Almost everyone we met was very excited to hear that we come from Jerusalem, the holy city, but the best reaction goes to an eight-year-old orphan from SOS Children’s Villages Entebbe who asked, “Were you there when Jesus got beaten up?”

We met so many wonderful people and organizations that do real significant and inspiring work. We are truly thankful for being able to work with so many different groups, and to learn so much from them. Rwanda and Uganda have many problems, but thanks to hardworking and motivated individuals there is a lot of hope in the air, and we have been blessed to meet some of these individuals.
Although we’ve been giving music workshops for several years now, we were again amazed to see the power of music. The way it can make people of all ages be free, happy, expressive, and creative, the way it can trigger emotions and encourage non-verbal dialogue and understanding, and the way it can heal.

We will finish with some numbers that best describe our trip:
2460 kilometers on the road (buses, cars, motors, and walking)
969 workshops participants (ages 3-70)
??? too many bananas
82 workshops
49 days
48 nights
14 cities and villages
9 hotels and guest houses
7 weeks
3 lakes
2 countries
1 organization to thank: Musicians without Borders
We would also like to thank Hivos for sponsoring this assessment trip to Africa, and for believing in MwB’s work. Please support Musicians without Borders so these kind of projects can continue to happen.

Thank you for following our trip,

Love,

    Danny & Fabienne

•• Topics Rwanda Youth Music