April 12, 2010

Youth Village in Rwanda Featured on CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News recently featured the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, a special project of JDC, in a piece during their evening broadcast on March 31.

Watch the video on the CBS Evening News website HERE.

The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) aims to create a safe and structured residential community for orphaned children in Rwanda. The village will be a place of hope, where traumatized youth can "dry their tears" (Agahozo) and "live in peace" (Shalom).

Within this caring environment, the rhythm of life will be restored, so that youth who have been through great trauma will find a home and a community, as well as a place to learn and become leaders for tomorrow. The youth who come to live and learn in the ASYV will grow into healthy adults who are not only able to care for themselves and their families, but who are also committed to making their community, their country, and indeed the world a better place.

To learn more about the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, check out their website, read the blog and view the latest photos.

1 comment:

Samuel Merrin said...

Great! Thank you for sharing. Urging everyone to watch this video, and help Rwanda.