Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Playing for Change!

One of my favorite parts about living in Rwanda is being exposed to amazing people and their dreams. I also love being able to share them with you.

Saturday, Matt and I had the pleasure of attending a benefit for our friend Kelly's boys. It doesn't take long after meeting her to learn about "her boys". She works with a group of genocide orphans who are now young men. They spent the first 9 years after the genocide living on the street together trying to survive. Kelly spends her time teaching them English, giving financial advice, and basically being mother and sister. The young men have formed an Intore Dance and Drumming Troupe in Kigali and are now living in a home together as a family. Their hope is to help other street kids in Kigali by teaching them to dance and drum so that they can support themselves as well.

If you are interested in making a one time or monthly donation to help Kelly's boys, check out the Playing for Change website!

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