Rebuilding a hopeful future for Rwandan orphans



This project enables orphaned Rwandan youth to heal, thrive, and maximize their potential through a communal living environment , quality high-school and vocational education, and expert medical care.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Rwanda is striving to renew itself in the traumatic wake of its devastating genocide and the challenges posed by debilitating poverty and HIV/AIDS. The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) addresses critical needs in Rwanda through innovative educational methodologies that heal and nurture, creating a cadre of Rwandan youth who have the skills and passion to rebuild their lives and effect real change in their own communities, country, and beyond.

How will this project solve this problem?

Communal involvement will cultivate a strong sense of self and of social justice. The medical clinic will tend to their physical wellbeing. The high-quality high school will provide the springboard to shape their futures and that of their country.

Potential Long Term Impact

ASYV is a development project that serves as an agent of change in a devastated country by bringing innovative approaches and expertise to Rwanda in a variety of fields and through healing, educating and empowering 500 orphans each year.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.


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Project Leader

Barrett Frankel

Development & Communications Manager
New York, New York United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Rebuilding a hopeful future for Rwandan orphans