Make Music Matter Inc.

Registered Name: Make Music Matter Inc.

Business Number: 834452369RR0001

Healing Through Music

Make Music Matter’s innovative music therapy program was developed through a pilot project in Rwanda in 2009. This unique form of music therapy offers participants the opportunity to discuss the challenges and issues confronting them, their families and the wider community.

--> Read more about our work with survivors of sexual violence in the DRC, in collaboration with Panzi Hospital and Foundations

--> See how we're healing through music at Panzi Hospital (infographic)

--> Watch 'Healing in Harmony: Nadine's Story'

--> Make Music Matter Annual Report 2015

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Program participants teach each other by sharing their experiences. After sharing their stories and establishing common ground, they are encouraged to make positive choices about their individual futures and engage in cooperative music-making and performance.

Engagement with others and with their own creativity works as a tool for rehabilitation, therapy and personal development. By working together, participants develop leadership and group work skills, while building self-confidence and a sense of identity.

Music created by participants is also used as a tool for education within the larger community. With the help of local musicians, the songs are professionally recorded, collected, and disseminated back to the local communities through hard copies and over local radio stations as advocacy and prevention tools.

Where We Work

Maison Dorcas, Panzi Hospital - Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uyisenga N’Manzi Peace Centre - Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, Rwanda

Find Out More About This Charity

605-110 Princess St.

WINNIPEG, MB , R3B 1K7

darcy@makemusicmatter.org

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