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Our Organization

The Youth Mentoring Agents for Development Organization (YOMADO) is a non- government, non-profit organization in Rwanda that works at the grass roots level as a volunteer membership organization for young people.

YOMADO does not seek to “fix broken kids,” rather, it is our goal that all young people have what all young people need. Our central programmatic philosophy is “Positive Youth Development” – a holistic approach based on the belief that all young people need a wide range of “assets” in their lives if they are to have positive, fulfilling lives. 

One well-respected categorization of these assets is: relationships and support, empowerment and safety, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and a positive identity.

YOMADO is concerned about all young people, not only about those who participate in our services.  One of our founding documents in 2012 asked our community, “Can We Serve Them All?” Only through a broad, coordinated, and cooperative network of active concern can communities provide an affirmative answer. We aspire to provide leadership for partnerships, support, and advocacy for all who care about young people, especially girls.

Our Values

Honesty and Integrity

Compassion and Gratitude

Privacy and Dignity

Teamwork and Collaboration

Our Mission

 To provide services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community


Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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