Raising positive changemakers

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village changes more than our students' lives. Our impact goes beyond the Village’s gates as we help young people acquire the skills and confidence they need 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.

 

15% 

Eat 1 meal per day at home

 

59% 

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

 

75% 

Have lost their father 

 

26% 

Live more than 11 kilometers from a health center making access to healthcare nearly impossible

(Information for 2017 incoming students)


 
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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

 

98%

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

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68%

of graduates take on leadership roles after leaving the Village.  

 

79%

79% decrease in the number of students experiencing symptoms of anxiety over four years (Class of 2016).


Our alumni 

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the results

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