In July this year Music as Therapy International teamed up with the Tubakunde Network (a Rwandan network supporting centres for children and adults with disabilities) to host a conference which was attended by staff from 23 centres across Rwanda. This was also the launch of an exchange programme which would allow our experienced Local Partners from Cyangugu, who have been using music as therapy for more than 5 years, to share their skills with staff from other centres similar to theirs.
The first of these exchange visits is currently taking place. 6 staff have travelled from various parts of Rwanda to learn how they can use music as therapy with those that they are working with. They will then be given a small kit of instruments to take back with them in order to put what they have learnt into practice.
We have just received news from the centers in Cyangugu, Ngwino Nawe and Nkanka Nkanka, that the first day of the exchange visit went well. They said “the teachers were so pleased to see how the work is practiced with children. Consuelo did a great job, organising group and individual work and there was a lot of time to discuss techniques and various benefits to the children”.
To read more about our work in Rwanda with the Tubakune Network click here.