Agahozo Shalom Youth Village / Rwamagana, Rwanda
The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village is a residential community for secondary school youth that combines family, education, healthcare, and enrichment to foster emotional and intellectual growth. This pilot aims to enable young people, especially girls, to find their own solutions to gender inequality and HIV/AIDS through empowerment, overall adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and adolescent health services.
Why they are innovative
This is the first project of its kind in Rwanda and has the potential to inform national policy around sexual and reproductive health and rights. Also, the youth of two different countries (Rwanda and South Africa) will be able to connect and exchange ideas.