Created on July 7, 2004 by Odile Gakire Katese (former artistic director of the University Centre for Arts and Drama), Ingoma Nshya is a visionary grass roots project with multiple goals – healing, reconciliation, women’s social and financial empowerment. It demonstrates the power of thinking outside the box, the power of small projects to generate big change, the courage to dream, and to imagine new ways of living. Ingoma Nshya has proven that it is possible to break down stereotypes, to combat hopelessness, and to spark conversation about radically new possibilities.
- To root the development of the Rwandan woman and society in its cultural values
- To set up a safe environment for the Rwandan woman artist to grow and blossom
- To promote Rwandan woman artists at the national, regional and international level