Build a better future for Rwandan Street Orphans

$2,078 $97,922
Raised Remaining


The Intore Culture & Music Center will give hope, housing and music training to Rwanda's future leaders by providing support to Rwandan street orphans affected by the 1994 genocide.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In 2009, the powerful collaboration of LEAF International and Playing For Change Foundation made the dream of a culture & music center and dormitory for Rwandan street orphans a reality. The Intore Culture & Music Center will provide housing, traditional drumming and performance classes to Rwandan orphans and the community. As a result of the 1994 Genocide and the AIDS epidemic, 70% of the Rwandan population is under 30 and major demographic of orphans are without housing and education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Intore will provide mentorship and music lessons, instrument instruction and workshops in Traditional Drum Making and Indigenous Music History. Intore will host ticketed performances, music summer camps, cultural exchanges and a computer.

Potential Long Term Impact

Rwanda's rich music, drumming and dance culture is preserved through mentoring local youth; Street children, through immersion in their cultural music traditions, receive valuable skill development, empowerment, self-esteem, and community connection.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,078

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,078 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Thea Nash

Los Angeles, CA United States

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