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Next month Musicians without Borders, at the invitation of our partner organization WE-ACTx for Hope, will begin training a group of 15 young people to be Community Music Leaders in Kigali, Rwanda.

•• Topics Rwanda Youth Music

On this 23rd Day of Remembrance in Rwanda we stand with all Rwandans in memorial and for a peaceful future.

•• Topics Rwanda Youth Music

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.

March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017

“It’s an amazing way to build a community. A happier community. By music, by empathy, by connecting all together.”
Community Music Leaders, trained by Musicians without Borders, ran workshops with young children in eco-drumming.

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.

With your help, we will train 15 more Community Music Leaders, and support our team of 30 experienced Community Music Leaders to work with over 1000 children in 2017: former street children; orphans; and children affected by HIV.

“I am committed to put music for the community in my heart and soul; and be the source in sharing and giving all that I have learned and experienced the last few weeks. And by doing that I will make life a little bit better, lighter and joyful on this planet.”

“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.”