Borletti-Buitoni Trust
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Musicians Without Borders

Musicians Without Borders - Community

Rwanda Youth Music 2023

Established in the Netherlands in 1999, Musicians Without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities and heal the wounds of war. Its activities impact the current and future potential of vulnerable young people by increasing access to creative opportunities and improving wellbeing and financial outcomes for children and youth.

The BBT Communities grant will enable the organisation to further extend its 11-year experience in Rwanda to potentially engage thousands of disadvantaged young people living in poverty and with HIV – one of the continuing legacies of the genocide – in Kigali and the surrounding provinces. By employing and also training more young people as community music leaders, MWB will provide a therapeutic programme of music embedded in existing education and health programmes that address the endemic discrimination and fear in these communities.