for North American & UK Young Professionals

August 27 – September 5, 2018

Join young professionals from around the UK and North America for this unique immersive experience with the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) – the supportive community that is changing Rwanda. A residential community in rural Rwanda, ASYV is home to youth who were orphaned during and after the genocide in 1994. Engage with the students in art and technology, support English language skills, and participate in farming, sports programs, and more. Participate in meaningful exchange with the remarkable students and explore Rwanda’s tumultuous history and impressive revitalization through day trips and site visits.

Application now open for UK young professionals!


  • Immerse in village life; spend the week getting to know the incredible students, staff, and volunteers of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village.
  • Put your skills to good use; participate in and help facilitate English, art and technology classes, farming initiatives, sports programs, and more.
  • Learn about the history of Rwanda through visits to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Nyamata Memorial site and briefings with local experts.
  • Go on safari! Enjoy a day trip to Akagera National Park.
  • Explore Kigali and surrounding villages to get an authentic feel for life in Rwanda.

“I took away a sense of global responsibility for everything that is happening in this world and our Jewish responsibility for not just Jewish communities but the whole world.”

– Insider Trip Participant


$1000 USD (~£740)  for UK participants including international flights (subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
$850 for non-UK participants (not including international flights)

(This trip has been highly subsidized in order to provide greater access and
opportunity. Average actual cost of an Entwine Insider Trip is estimated at $4,500/person


Local transportation within Rwanda and international airfare for participants from the UK.


Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance.

Trip Dates

August 27 – September 5, 2018

(GROUND DATES ONLY, does not include international flight)

Application Deadline for UK Applicants

Applications are still open – apply now!

About ASYV

ASYV began as a special project supported by JDC and is a residential community in rural Rwanda, home to youth who were orphaned during and after the genocide in 1994. The Village is designed to care for, protect, and nurture its students while developing Rwanda’s future leaders. Within ASYV’s supportive and structured community, the rhythm of life is being restored, with the ultimate goal of equipping young people who have lived through great trauma to become healthy, self-sufficient, and engaged in the rebuilding of their nation.

Post Trip Fundraising Project

Please note that participation in this experience includes a mandatory fundraising component to help ensure ASYV’s future. As a group, participants of Inside Rwanda will be required to raise a total of $6,000 (approximately £220 per person) to be raised within 6 months of the trip to the Village. ASYV will create a peer-to-peer fundraising website for the group to assist in this important effort. More information will be shared upon notification of acceptance.

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