Support the music activities run by the Community Music Leaders (CML), trained by Musicians Without Borders (MWB), for the benefit of children and youths with very limited economic resources.
- 22 aspiring CMLs who joined in the Community Music Leadership Training;
- 25 CMLs living in Kigali and from the Mahama Refugee Camp, as well as 3 Rwandan trainers participated to the 4th Advanced Training in Creative Community Music;
- 9 CMLs, employed as Assistant Trainers by local organizations and centres for orphans and street children; and 27 CMLs have been promoting monthly outreach events;
- 543 disadvantaged children and young people in the capital and the Rwanda Eastern Province benefited from music activities;
- 350 young patients of WE ACT x Hope and 711 hospitalized children at Alive Medical benefited from music-therapy sessions;
- 1’000 young refugees located in the Mahama Refugee Camp.
Between January and June 2018, also with Alta Mane support and in collaboration with the organization Ready for Reading, MwB activated the Community Music Leadership Training, a training that allowed 22 new CMLs to organize music activities in Rwinkwavu (Rwanda Eastern Province) to support former street children, youth with very limited opportunities, survivors of domestic abuse, and people living with HIV. In parallel, MwB organized the 4th Advanced Training in Creative Community Music reaching 25 CMLs living in Kigali and from the Mahama Refugee Camp as well as 3 Rwandan trainers. At the same time, 9 CMLs have been employed as Assistant Trainers by local organizations and centres for orphans and street children, reaching 400 children; and 27 CMLs have been promoting monthly outreach events involving 17 new Community Based Organizations (CBO) and 577 children. Simultaneously, MwB successfully managed the transition of activities to full local control and implementation in partnership with WE ACT x Hope. Roughly 543 vulnerable children and young people living in Kigali and the Eastern Province regularly benefited from music activities as well as over 300 Kigali Community Members, and 350 young patients of WE ACT x Hope benefited from music-therapy sessions. In Uganda, in collaboration with Keep a Child Alive, music therapy activities continued at Alive Medical Services Clinic led by 2 trainee music-therapists from the University of West England, reaching 711 young patients. Finally, despite the contextual constraints impeding MwB a permanent stay in the Mahama Refugee Camp, a team of trained CMLs continued the musical activities in favour of 1’000 young refugees located in the camp.
Fondation Alta Mane supports Musicians without Borders activities in Rwanda since 2013. From 2015 to 2016, Alta Mane support focused on the “Community Music Leadership Training” sessions in Mahama refugee camp (further information). In 2016-2017, Alta Mane supported the music therapy program at WE-ACTx for Hope clinic in Kigali (further information). Fondation Alta Mane is supporting the Rwanda Umuziki Hub project since 2016.