Opening hearts, healing our children, healing our world.

Project Light: Rwanda

World’s First International Youth Healing Program.

Each time I returned from Rwanda my heart broke open to the possibilities for world healing.  Project LIGHT: Rwanda was conceived – a vision for establishing the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centered leadership and economic sustainability program. In 2011, with the help of grassroots donors and Nick Ortner, founder of The Tapping Solution,…

Project Light: Global Youth Initiative

Project LIGHT Youth Programs include Children2Children Club; Newtown Helps Rwanda; New England Helps Rwanda; and, Hartford Helps Rwanda.

With a focus on fostering global citizenship and leadership, these programs are created to provide students with heart-centered opportunities to experience being service-minded and to create connections…

Tapping Solution Foundation

Create Global Healing partnership with The Tapping Solution Foundation.

On December 14, 2012 one of the worst school shootings took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  Nick Ortner just happened to be a Newtown resident. Within days, Dr. Leyden was on the ground heading up Mr. Ortner’s Foundation and establishing a community-based trauma healing model serving those affected by the tragedy.


Miracle Needs and Updates

  Miracle Needs - $63,000 for 2015 program operations, securing funding partners for Phase II expansion and next trip to Rwanda. Please consider donating now. 6-26-15 Miracle Update We’re ready to secure funding for Phase II Project LIGHT: Rwanda expansion!!! Another dream of Chantal’s came true last week with her wedding. From truly traumatic beginnings as an 8-year old genocide survivor, thrown into a pit of dead bodies with potentially mortal wounds to emerge as a radiantly healed community leader, land/shop/home owner and now married woman – thanks to you and Tony Robbins. The beauty of seeing how joyous Ambassadors are when one achieves something extraordinary/Ambassadors and Project LIGHT are Chantal’s family. Another Project LIGHT grandbaby – congratulations Reverien and Janet Rwandan Embassy approves next steps for Chantal’s land and shop donated by Tony Robbins and Create Global Healing donors. Click here for Chantal/Tony video....

Who We Are

Create Global Healing is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization striving to light the spirit of hope, healing, dignity and peace for traumatized young adults in war-torn countries by providing trauma healing, heart-centered leadership, economic sustainability and…

Our Documentary

Our documentary is a reality! When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy follows the transformational journey of our 12 young genocide survivors in Rwanda after participating in a new form of sustainable humanitarian aid called Project LIGHT: Rwanda. Using a train the…

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Lori Leyden

Lori Leyden

Inspired by her life-changing experience working with widow and orphan heads of households in Rwanda in the fall of 2007, Lori and her organization are committed to raising consciousness for personal and global healing.


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