The team’s visit to Kigali has given the former street children at Les Enfants de Dieu the basic breaking moves and resources – music and films – to enable them to continue to develop their skills.
We now need to raise more funds, firstly to enable regular training sessions for the boys until our return, and secondly to enable the team to return in 2012.
Until we go back, the boys will work with the more experienced Rwandan breakers, whom Pervez trained at Ishyo Arts Centre. Funds will cover the experienced dancers’ travel to the centre each fortnight to work with all the boys, and for a group of the more skilled boys to travel to Ishyo Arts Centre for more intensive training. There will be incentives for the boys to continue to improve their breaking in the form of a monthly breaking competition at the centre, judged by the boys themselves.
The centre itself is also struggling to find enough funds to continue its truly amazing work rehabilitating and reintegrating these young people in 2012.
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