Sean Jones

Sean Jones

Sean Jones is the coordinator at the ROP Center and has been working at with the children in Kigali since January 2010.

The very first time I met the children at the ROP Center – which was nearly a year ago now – they greeted me with song and dance. I realized quite quickly that music plays a very big role in Rwandan culture, and our Center was no different. Unfortunately the only instrument the boys had was an old barely functioning keyboard that featured more broken keys than functioning keys.

Traditions and culture are important to many Rwandans, but because so many of the ROP boys have not had families or schooling to teach them about their heritage, they can seem a bit disconnected with the history and customs of their country and forefathers.