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    Reflecting the youth in their own space

    Day 291

    A Beautiful Mural

    Today, we’re back at the youth center in Nyabiheke Refugee Camp. Now that we’ve cleaned the space up a little bit, it’s time to add some color and energy. We partnered with our friends Kurema, Kureba, and Kwiga, to create a beautiful mural in the youth center. “We want to reflect the hopes and dreams of the youth who use this space. Some of them may look up to sports players or musicians,” says Victor, ARC’s Site Manager in Nyabiheke.

    The artists sat down with the youth to create a sketch for the murals – one inside and one outside. Then, we set to work getting paint, brushes, ladders and mixing containers. Youth from all over Nyabiheke gathered, working together to bring the youth center to life.

    Our friend Andrew, a Rwandan government representative, stopped by to see what was happening. “Now, it really looks like a youth center – from the inside out. It’s vibrant and full of so much activity. I’m even wishing I could make my office here,” he exclaimed. Just a few paint colors, brushes and brainstorming helped to unlock creativity and community amongst the youth in Nyabiheke.

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