"When we start a workshop in a refugee center, many of us are strangers to each other. Yet, generally, within a few minutes we are playing together with the openheartedness of children. That’s the power of music – it bridges the divides of language, origin, cultures and customs. It can lift a weary heart and heal trust that has been broken. What a way to welcome new people to my country!"
- Franka, workshop leader
In honor of World Refugee Day and World Wide Music Day (June 20-21), join us in promoting access to music as a fundamental human right and a celebration of diversity, freedom and equality. The continuation of our work with refugees and war-torn communities depends on your support. Please give today, any amount helps.
One of the great successes of the Rwanda Youth Music program, is that young people like Leontine, who received Musicians without Borders training as Community Music Leaders, are now finding opportunities with other organizations to train and teach music.
This pathway from trainees to Community Music Leaders to teachers and trainers is something that makes us all very proud.
Please support these amazing Community Music Leaders in their journey, finding ever new ways to support the needs of young people in Rwanda.