Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

About Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is a residential community for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in Rwanda and is home to 500 youth and about 130 staff.

In their four years at ASYV, students aged 14-21 gain the tools necessary to live, learn, be healthy, and build self-reliant lives so that they can contribute to a better world.

Founded in 2007 as a response to the persistent orphan crisis which arose in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ASYV has provided more than 1,600 youth with a newfound hope for the future, including over 1,000 graduates now striving to make a positive difference in Rwanda and abroad.

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June 2017 - August 2017 Kigali, Kigali
“I had a fantastic internship experience at Agahozo-Shalom, both personally and professionally. The Village is an incredibly warm and welcoming community, and I connected very quickly with both my supervisor, my colleagues, and my students. I gained exposure to the workings of an international educational nonprofit, and because I had a significant amount of leeway to implement my own projects, I was able to develop and refine my project management skills over the course of the summer. Most of all, I cherished the people I was surrounded by every day at work, who taught me how communities can heal through love, learning, and service to others as no course or instructor ever could. ”
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