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.
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.
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.
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.
"As President Kagame said when we met with him, 'there isn't much we can do about the past, but we can change the future' and this is what ASYV is all about." - Anne Heyman, Founder of ASYV
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