Children
 Rwanda
Project #4358

Build a better future for Rwandan Street Orphans

by Playing For Change Foundation
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Summary

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.
$2,078
total raised
32
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.intoremusic.org
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Organization Information

Playing For Change Foundation

Location: Santa Monica, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.playingforchange.org
Project Leader:
Thea Nash
Los Angeles, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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