YEGO Rwanda is a non-denominational Christian NGO founded to care for Genocide survivors and vulnerable youths, to assist them in healing psychologically from their traumatic experiences, and to promote the development of a culture of peace and tolerance.
Our mission is to support vulnerable children and youth and enable them to become self-reliant. As an ecumenically oriented organization, we do not discriminate; we offer our services to people who meet the qualifications for “orphans and vulnerable youths” regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religion.
YEGO Rwanda typically works with children aged 10 to 18 (although there are exceptions for Genocide survivors) who meet at least one of the following criteria:
- children living in child-headed households
- children in foster care
- street children
- children living in institutions such as orphanages
- children in conflict with the law
- children with disabilities
- children affected by armed conflicts
- children who are sexually exploited or abused
- children who must work without being able to attend school
- children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS
- infants with their mothers in prison
- children in very poor households
- refugees and displaced children
- children of single mothers
- children involved in early marriages
With your help, we can work together to change the lives of these children and youth.