Raising the Next Generation’s Leaders

by Pacifique Kwizera Irumva In January 2019, MindLeaps recruited twenty new out-of-school youth. When they joined the program, these kids had never danced before. “Our muscles hurt the first two weeks and we almost wanted to stop coming to the center. But as time went...

Girls Speak Up: Sex Education in Rwanda

This particular class was a room of twenty Rwandan girls, ages 13 to 19, who come from vulnerable families living in the slums of Kigali. They are students at MindLeaps where I began teaching classes this past spring. Thanks to the generosity of the Alice Rowan...

The Success of Zidane

Zidane Ndatimana lives with his mother and 10 siblings. Coming from a poor family and facing difficult life conditions, in 2009, Zidane decided to go to the street. Zidane joined MindLeaps dance program through its early partnership with FidesCo, another organization...

From 2017 to 2018: Celebrating 90 Kids in School

At the end of 2017, we had 16 kids take the national exam in Rwanda.  This exam is an educational milestone for all Rwandan children.  At MindLeaps, all 16 of our kids passed with impressively good scores!  They were admitted to good schools; in January, they started...