Posts tagged 2018
ASYV Remembers the Genocide Against the Tutsi

This past week, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village commemorated the 24thanniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. This profound event, known asKwibuka, or “remember,” serves as a call to memorialize those who were lost in the genocide, to heal those who survived, and to understand the past as Rwanda moves forward.

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Our Class of 2021 Has a Name!

The Class of 2021 has chosen its name: Umucyo!

In addition to each grade choosing a name for itself, the newly formed Enrichment Year families choose the family name that will be theirs forever. Each family must identify a late hero that will be their namesake and our students are empowered to carefully research their selection. 

The EY grade and families' names were announced in a special Naming Ceremony, during a Friday evening Village Time. It was a wonderful celebration of the students' success to come. 

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Tikkun Olam in Action on Patients’ Day

Thursday, March 15th was Patients’ Day in Rwanda. All over the country hospitals and social services spent the day organizing events to lift up and deliver hope to people in need of healing.

Agahozo-Shalom’s Healthy Living Group spent the week leading up to the event gathering donations from among the Village community to be delivered to the local Rwamagana Hospital.

On the day of the event, the Healthy Living group piled into a bus with bags of clothes, laundry detergent, and over 100,000 Rwandan Francs raised from the ASYV community.

When asked what it meant to be at Patients’ Day, student Mukeshimana Ange answered, "It's a pleasure to be here and to help the people who are sick. I'm giving something that they need, soap and clothing. I'm here to see how people react. To help them not be worried, to encourage them." Ange later performed in a sketch along with other Healthy Living Group members. "The sketch is to encourage," she said.

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