“Music is important because it allows me to relax and do my homework.”
Lina Umwari, 12.
“Drama makes me creative because when you act out some else’s character you have to pass the message to your audience the way it is written on the script and that is very important.”
Arnold Byuma, 12.
“Music is educative when you take your time to listen to the message in the song. Sometimes music guides us into our future.”
Derrick Rutayisire, 12.
“I don’t like loud music because I cannot focus on my studies.”
Sharon Gasaro, 12.
“When you listen to music you understand the true picture and passion that the songwriter had while composing the song. Music teaches you to put yourself in the shoes of others.”
Peninah Rwagasore, 12.
“Musicians are not shy people and this gives me courage to sing. If music lessons are introduced in schools, children can learn to boldly tell true stories and give different messages to their listeners.”
Rita Mutesi, 12
“I like drama because it makes me sharp and enables me to act in any role given to me. I enjoy acting in plays because I can pretend to be different people. I encourage young people to be involved in drama.”
Jessy Mugisha, 13.
“Many Rwandan musicians sing about love but, I encourage them to also sing about unity and reconciliation because in Africa, we experience wars and other disasters. Through music, we will remember that we are brothers and sisters. ”
James Kayiranga, 13.