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One of the great successes of the Rwanda Youth Music program is that young people who received Musicians without Borders training as Community Music Leaders, are now finding opportunities with other organizations as trainers and teachers of music.

Yves Kana works with Musicians without Borders since 2012 as a music teacher and assistant trainer. He reaches 1000s of vulnerable children with his work. We need your support to continue and train more Rwandan community musicians in 2017.

On March 7, 2017, Musicians without Borders director Laura Hassler spoke at the TEDxAUCollege event at the Theatre Tuschinski in Amsterdam. Watch the video here!

In May, MwB director Laura Hassler spoke at TEDx Nancy about the work of Musicians without Borders and the power of music to foster empathy among communities that have been divided by war and conflict. Watch the full presentation here.

Watch brand-new Rock School band High Frequency, an ethnically mixed band formed by some of Mitrovica’s most talented young musicians.

Watch brand-new Rock School band Proximity Mine. We’re very excited to be working with these talents!

Over the past 12 months we have worked with a group of thirty young people from Burundi living as refugees in Mahama camp, Rwanda. A team of MwB trainers from Rwanda, Israel and the Netherlands have led them through our course of Community Music Leadership, to become leaders in their community using musical and nonviolent approaches. During this period, they stepped into the role, leading music workshops with an astonishing 35,000 young people in Mahama refugee camp.

•• Topics Rwanda Youth Music Videos

A selection of the best of Mitrovica Rock School videos, 2009 to now