Projects and Partners
Samputu Forgiveness Campaign is associated with a number of projects and partners. We commend all of our partners for their inspiring work and support.
One of the tragedies of the Tutsi genocide was the impact on Rwandan children. 15% of them became orphans overnight, in a country with no infrastructure left to care for them. That is why Jean Paul Samputu founded MIZERO Children of Rwanda. MIZERO works with orphans and street children, using the vehicle of music for healing, self-worth, economic opportunties, and hope. MIZERO Children perform in international arts festivals and peace events, bringing the message of hope from Rwanda to the world.
LEAF International is a non-profit collaborative outreach program that matches youth globally with instruments and mentors, empowers youth through music, arts and by connecting to their cultural tradions. They have been working with MIZERO Children of Rwanda since 2006. The exhange crosses continents as LEAF International teams visit Rwanda to offer training and support, and MIZERO Children perform at LEAF music festivals in North Carolina, USA.