Building positive changemakers

The impact of ASYV does not just change the lives of our students. It goes beyond the Village’s gates as we help shape young people to have the resources to change the world, in ways big and small.


Understanding the need

During our extensive recruitment process, we assess the vulnerabilities of each potential student.



Eat 1 meal per day at home



Belong to Category 1 or 2 poverty levels, the lowest in Rwanda



Have a deceased father 



Live more than 11 kilometers from a health center

(Information for 2017 incoming students)

I grew up in Kigali with 4 siblings. We lived with my aunt because both my parents died. Before ASYV, I had to study very hard because I could not attend school unless I got a scholarship. At ASYV, I have the confidence that I can achieve anything. When I graduate, I want to be a professional Sign Language translator.
— Noella, Senior 4, Mahatma Gandhi Family

See the Difference



of graduates have expressed feeling more confident and better equipped for a happy and successful future. 



of graduates take on leadership roles after leaving the Village.  



of students experience a decrease in symptoms of anxiety over four years.

Our alumni 



the results

We pride ourselves on our ongoing efforts to be a transparent and well-respected 501(c)3 organization.