About Us

Background

AJVDC (Association de Jeunes Visionnaires pour le Développement du Congo) it is a Youth Volunteer Peace Group, located in Eastern of Congo, legal registered in Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu Province, Goma city, N° 137/DPJ/NK-RDC/2011.

AJVDC is a youth civic engagement framework, formation initiative and exchange framework that aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and peace, reconciliation and community resiliency in Eastern of Congo.

Investment in creating income generating opportunities for Congolese people is one of the most effective ways to lift citizens out of the cycle of poverty, offering tremendous potential for increasing stability, and opening doors to improved health and education.

Eastern of Congo has suffered heavy losses due to this decade long war and conflicts (1993 -2015) and other atrocities (poverty, youth unemployment, hunger, sexual violence, lack of education …). The conflicts displaced 8 million people; killed almost 6 million citizens (UNOCHA 2014 reports) and, eroded trust within and between communities.

Youth were at the core of the conflict, either through recruitment into armed groups or as victims of social destabilization, causing a high number of children and youth to become combatants.

During this post-conflict period and in the peacebuilding and community resiliency processes, a particular accent could be putted on the meaningful participation and sustainable involvement of young people in shared decisions in matters which affect their lives and those of their community, including planning, decision-making and program delivery.

AJVDC youth group is a youth engagement = youth participation = youth volunteerism = positive youth development = inclusion.


Vision

AJVDC youth group, aims for peace restoration and development in Eastern Congo region, to make a better place to live for children and women, for everyone for this and future generation.


Mission

  • Promote youth entrepreneurship ( for the local economic growth, jobs creation and socio -economic integration of disadvantaged group, youth and women)
  • Promote youth leadership and volunteerism ( for social, humanitarian actions and environmental actions)
  • Equipping youth with the right educational tools and opportunities to actively participate in peace building and recognising their differential needs.

AJVDC’s leadership

AJVDC is leaded by strong team of visionaries’ boys and girls and with a board and advisory council composed with wise men and women.

Board Members

  • Mr. Placide Mudahama , President of Board
  • Mrs Darlose Kavira
  • Mr. Paulin Bachisima
  • Pastor Olivier Kalegamire
  • Mr. Prosper Hamuli
  • Mrs. Christinne ZAWADI
  • Mr. Leon Simweragi
  • Mr. Yanik T Beya, Ambassador

Staff Members

  • Leon Simweragi : Chief Executive Officer, Coordonnator
  • Mrs Christinne BASHONGA : Financial assistant
  • Mr Dieudonne MULINDWA : Administrative Assistant
  • Dr. Adim KALALA : Youth and Health, Youth leadership officer
  • Mr Clement BONGANO: Community services officer
  • Mrs Judith ZAWADI : Assistante au Programme (Jeunesse et protection de l’environnement)
  • Mr. Timothy BASHONGA: Cultural exchange
  • Mr. Bertin KALIMBIRO : Youth entrepreneurship
  • Mr Justin MUTABESHA : Youth capacity development
  • Mr Henri OBEDI: Youth and peacebuilding
  • Mr Abeba ARUSI : Street children protection
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About Us

AJVDC envision peace and development restoration in Eastern of Congo, where it is better to live for children and women, for this and future generation.

Address

Avenue Kituku N° 04, Quartier Kyshero
Commune de Goma, Ville de Goma
Republiaue Démocratique du Congo

Email

ajvdccongovision@yahoo.fr

Phone

P: +243 815662837

Skype

P: simweragi