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We INVEST IN POTENTIAL

Our goal at The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village is to heal and educate vulnerable Rwandan youth, helping them to realize their maximum potential and become socially responsible citizens.

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Support the Village by making a gift today.

Tag us on social media and use the hashtag #buildtheirfuture to share your photos and stories. Your memories help us celebrate those whose love and passion have built our Village!


In Need of holiday gifts?

Help build a better future for our students this giving season!

ASYV supporter Kristen Larkin will be donating all proceeds from her India Hicks shop AND our partners at Liquidnet For Good will match all money raised.

Help support The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village by purchasing a copy of Seth Merrin's new book, "The Power of Positive Destruction." Proceeds will directly benefit ASYV, which is featured in the book's afterword.



  • …make a difference in the lives of the people around you, share what you have learned with those less fortunate than you & always help those in need…

    — Anne Heyman, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village Founder
  • ALL OF THE SKILLS...TIKKUN OLAM AND CORE VALUES, WILL HELP ME TO MAKE THE WORLD BEAUTIFUL

  • ASYV became my everything. I am now a girl that is brave enough to share my ideas and confident enough to state my opinion even when everyone else opposes. The Village is my home and it has helped me shine.

    — ASYV Student, Germaine Uwimpuhwe
  • Before arriving in the Village, I was directionless. The Village helped to restore hope and I now have my future destination within sight.

    — ASYV Student, Fabrice Mpozenzi

Ornella

Meet Ornella

Describing my life before ASYV wouldn't be so easy. I had no dreams really, no ambitions. I never really knew what my tomorrow would be like. I grew up with only my mother at home alone and I didn't have any siblings around me.

When I got here at ASYV the first thing that they told me was that dreams are necessary in life. Stop thinking and just do it. And that's what I decided to do.

While studying at The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, I was four times the National Debate champion. I started the "Girl Up" group, which is a female only club that empowers other girls.

ASYV offered a family. They offered me a community where I had people around me and they were all motivating me to tell me you can do it. I never had that person who tells me “You know what? You can climb that mountain.”


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