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Our Story

Talking Through Art was founded in 2015 by Petr Kočnar, a young professional from the Czech Republic.Walking the streets of kigali, Petr kept noticing destitute people with disabilities.Since he had a previous work experience with disabled people and an art background, he decided to approach them and organize an art therapy program.After the success of his program, Petr has officially esablished his NGO in Feburary 2015 with the dream of helping disabled people gain new skills,confidence and a place in the job market.Talking Through Art now has over 80 members in Rwanda.

Our members

Our Branches


Southern province branch

In 2016, while searching for materials in the Ruhango district, we came across women with physical disabilities who were already experienced weavers. We have keenly incorporated them into TTA and they are now an indispensable part of our basket-weaving circles. They are in total 30 women and the number is growing. In May 2018, we have launched English classes thought by Peace Corps Volunteers, working and living in Southern province.


Rwamagana branch

We have approached a new group of 35 women in and around Rwamagana town in June 2019 and started training them in basket weaving. Most of these women were just staying at home, some of them even hiding because of their disabilities. We have now given them a new hope and they are all excited to learn and produce beautiful crafts.