The 1994 genocide in Rwanda led to the violent death of an estimated one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The NGO AVEGA-AGAHOZO was formed to address the needs of these people, including:
* Children who have become the heads of household
* Those who have lost some or all of their children
* The elderly
* The handicapped ... [according to site editors information; editors ilissAfrica]
AMWCY consists of 126 association members. Its mission is
- To inform and train children on their rights , and lead actions to implement them.
- To struggle against our poverty and that of our communities.
- To contribute in developping child participation, as well as solidarity and fraternity among themselves and among all African populations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]