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We’re training youth leaders to use the power of music to address the effects of HIV in young people.

Program

We’ve partnered with Keep A Child Alive and Alive Medical Services to deliver a yearlong training program for 30 youth leaders.

We are training them to become Community Music Leaders to thousands of children and young people affected by HIV in Uganda. The program will build on existing services and further enhance the quality of psycho-social support being provided at Alive Medical Services.

The training is based on our ongoing program in Rwanda,  drawing on the successes and knowledge developed since 2010. Members of our training team include Rwandan community music leaders who join as assistant trainers.

Background

Globally, there are 5.4 million young people living with HIV, most of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and disproportionately who are young women. While the number of global AIDS-related deaths fell by 30% between 2005 and 2012 (largely due to expanded access to HIV treatment), deaths among adolescents increased by as much as 50% during that same time period. AIDS is the number one killer of adolescents in Africa and the number two killer of adolescents worldwide, after only traffic accidents. Young people are falling out of care, stopping treatment, getting sick, and dying. We are failing this generation – the generation that is our future and that has the potential to see the end of AIDS in their lifetime.

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Overview
Blog / News

A small piece of the story of Musicians without Borders’ work can be told through numbers; the number of people participating in programs, the number of activities that have taken place, the number of organizations around the world with which we work. Of course, each of these numbers represents a story in itself, of the music made by people in a moment of their lives.

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February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018

A blog from Isabel and Ella, on their experience of the first Music Therapy placement at Alive Medical Services, Kampala, Uganda.

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In 2016-2017, Musicians without Borders trained 29 young Ugandans with the skills to use music to support extremely vulnerable children.  Now they are ready to begin their real work!

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•• Topics Community Music & Health

From May 22nd – 27th 2017 we are running the final week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth. Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.

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On May 27th, thirty young leaders from our partner organization in Uganda, Alive Medical Services (AMS), will graduate from Musicians without Borders’ training as Community Music Leaders.

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February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017

In January 30 trainee Community Music Leaders came together for a week focussed on creativity in music-making. This meant developing their own creativity, and also inviting the creativity of children participating in their workshops.

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•• Topics Community Music & Health

From January 23rd – 27th we are running the third week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth.

Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.

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“Next time a child makes a mistake try and celebrate that mistake with him or her. Then they will learn from that mistake. After you have celebrated their mistake sit and talk to the child, then the child will trust you, feel protected, loved, hopeful and important in the community.”

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From May 22nd – 27th 2017 we are running the final week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth. Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.

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From January 23rd – 27th we are running the third week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth.

Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.

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We’ve partnered with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services in Uganda, to run a training program for 30 youth leaders.

We are training them to become Community Music Leaders for thousands of vulnerable children across the country.

The training began on September 5, 2016, with our international trainers Danny Felsteiner Mekori and Chris Nicholson, assisted by Rwandan Community Music Leaders Habimana Augustin, Uwamariya Aimee, and Shyaka Allison.

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Videos
September 4, 2016
Fred Mbalu - MwB Music Coach in Uganda

Fred Mbalu works as a music coach in our new program in Uganda. He teaches a wide range of traditional instruments, dance, and drama. He trains the youth leaders in our program, preparing them to work with thousands of vulnerable children and young people.