Projects in need of funding
RWANDA BASKETBALL COURT/PROGRAM - $20,000
The Rwanda Basketball Program involves building a new court and
providing high quality basketball training for kids at CPAJ Rehab Center.
The new court would allow kids to play basketball every day without the
risk of serious injury and would instill pride and self-worth in the children
who live there. It also provides a source of income for the poorly-funded
shelter so as to maximize the sustainability of our impact.
UGANDA SOCCER COMPLEX - $25,000
The Uganda Soccer Complex will be a FIFA-regulation soccer field
outfitted with turf, goals and equipment. The new field would be
available to thousands of students as well as community members. The
complex would be the first of its kind in the small village of Kikaaya and
would serve as a source of income and sustainability for the
RWANDA ATHLETICS PROGRAM - $10,000 - FUNDED
ISMP is building sports programs at two child rehab centers in Kigali.
By supplying equipment and training for sports such as volleyball,
soccer, and basketball, we are making sure kids get to feel like kids.
REFUGEE MUSIC SCHOOL - $15,000
The Refugee Music School will be a place for refugees in Greece to
come play, learn, collaborate, and listen to music. Thousands of
refugees have been forced into Greece and have no foreseeable
opportunity to leave. As funding for refugee projects dwindle and
shelters continue to shut down, this would be a safe haven for refugees
where they can explore their passion for music and enjoy themselves.
RWANDA TRADITIONAL DANCE PROGRAM - $16,500
Dance is the most common passion of the children we work with in
Kigali. This program would bring dance classes to three different child
rehab centers in Kigali. The program would incorporate nationally-
recognized dance teachers who stayed at these very shelters as
children. The dance program would give kids a chance to feel
empowered and free.
MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC PROGRAM - $5,000
The Middle Eastern Music Program will bring a taste of home for
residents of Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece. Combining guitar with
Middle Eastern instruments such as the tambur and oud, these lessons
would give refugees a chance to play the music they know and love.
TRADITIONAL UGANDAN MUSIC PROGRAM - $6,000
Students at Kikaaya High School are extremely passionate about
music. The Traditional Ugandan Music Program involves making music
classes available to the 1000+ students at Kikaaya. Classes would
focus on local music, primarily featuring drums and dancing.
SOCCER FOR REFUGEES PROJECT - $5,000 - FUNDED
ISMP is making it possible for refugees stuck on the island of Leros to
enjoy the game they love. We’re providing equipment such as cleats
and jerseys, in addition to organizing games and supplying a
RWANDA COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECT - $10,000
This program involves bringing together at-risk youth from the various
shelters where ISMP has programming. Many children are friends with
children from other shelters. This project would create field trips so that
children at the shelters could enjoy sports and music with their friends
from other shelters, creating rare moments of familiarity and comfort.
MUSIC / ATHLETICS FOR VULNERABLE NYC YOUTH - $5,000
This program involves providing weekly music classes and athletics
clinics for youth staying at Covenant House, a homeless shelter for
teens on the West Side of Manhattan. Music ranges from guitar lessons
to collaborative singing/dancing/drumming. Athletics involve basketball
clinics as well as other forms of exercise and training.
CAPACITY BUILDING FUND - $35,000
The ISMP Capacity Building Fund would help turn ISMP into a
sustainable and self-sufficient organization that is built to last. The Fund
would assist our team in finding additional resources and staff so that
we can greatly expand our impact all over the world for years to come.