A focus on the sustainability of the Village, from environmental, cost reduction and income producing perspectives, has always been a part of Agahozo-Shalom's development plans. The idea that ultimately the Village will generate the means to support it's long-term viability while serving as a valuable resource and asset to Rwanda permeates all of our programming. The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village is a unique residential community and high school in Rwanda which is currently home to 375 vulnerable youth, many of whom were orphaned during and in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. (Agahozo is the Kinyarwandan word for ""a place where one's tears are dried"" and Shalom is Hebrew for ""peace."")
Based on an Israeli model that originally served orphans from the Holocaust, Agahozo-Shalom is a comprehensive living, learning and healing community that seeks to ""restore the rhythm of life"" for these young people by providing them with loving support, physical and mental health care and a top quality education. The village's goal is to enable these children to maximize their potential and live healthy and productive lives, while instilling in them the importance of contributing to their society and the world.
To enable orphaned and vulnerable youth to realize their maximum potential by providing them with a safe and secure living environment, health care, education and necessary life skills. To utilize education and service to model and create socially responsible citizens in Rwanda and around the world.
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