The project in summary
Music therapy sessions and activities in favor of HIV-positive young patients hospitalized at the WE-ACTx for Hope clinic in Kigali, Rwanda.
The project in detail
- 100 young patients at the WE-ACTx for Hope clinic.The clinic was founded in 2004 to provide health care to women having survived the genocide. In 2013, a group of local doctors turned it into an NGO. Today, the clinic continues to provide medical assistance, social and psychological support to HIV positive patients in Kigali and Nyacyonga, a rural village where the NGO has a clinic.
- 42 HIV positive youth (19-26 years old) participating in weekly music lessons provided by local artists trained by MwB: Community Music Leaders (CML).
- 1 musicians from Rwanda and 1 assistant trainer for CML.
Founded in 1999, MwB works worldwide using music as a tool to improve living conditions and reconcile populations torn apart by war. MwB collaborates with musicians belonging to civil society organization to respond to local needs. Successful cases are used to standardize and promote models, methodologies and training courses adapted to the needs of other regions. For the first time in 2010, MwB introduced in Rwanda the music-therapy program.
YVETTE by Here 4 Luv, Musicians without Borders, Rwanda
UMUTWARE, Musicians without Borders, Rwanda