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Project Rwanda

Music as Therapy International’s involvement in Rwanda began from a distance in 2006 through Music Therapists Helen Leith and Judith Nockolds who were developing awareness of music therapy among a local network of people working with children and adults with disabilities (the Tubakunde Network). 



Ngwino Nawe and Nkanka Nkanka 

In 2010 Music as Therapy International sent Music Therapists Nicky Haire and Caroline Anderson to deliver an introductory skill-sharing project in two centres in the Rusizi district, Ngwino Nawe and Nkanka Nkanka. After spending six weeks working in these two Centres, Nicky and Caroline left local staff fully equipped and confident to run their own music sessions, effectively using music to meet the immediate emotional, social and behavioural needs of the children in their care.  To find out more about this initial introductory skill sharing project please click here. To see a video example of their work click here. 


A year later Nicky and Caroline returned to the two staff teams to see how they were getting on and to offer any support needed for their music programmes to continue.  It was an opportunity to share successes and difficulties. Most recently they returned to Rwanda with Projects' Manager, Jane Robbie in September 2013.


To read more about this project please click here


Project Noel de Nyundo

Our next project in Rwanda will be taking place at the Noel de Nyundo Orphanage near Gisenyi in North-west Rwanda. To read more about this project and our plans for 2014 please click here.


 To donate to our work in Rwanda please click here

 Other news

Nicky Haire has summarised the activities of our work in Rwanda really clearly on this poster:

(Click here to enlarge the image)