Not quite young anymore by age but by heart. These are the people of JMfA. What has its roots in their own personal experiences in Rwanda, developed to a society based on numerous German- Rwandan friendships.
It all began in 2006 after a win in a `Start Social´-competition. It stands dor motivated people held together by the common interest for social engagement in Rwanda. The society is based upon its 120 members plus private donations being collected by different means, e.g. donations instead of birthday presents, selling of Rwandan products at markets in Germany, sports- and music-events for charity, project-induced donations etc.
Junge Menschen für Afrika e.V.
z. Hdn. Nicole Müller
We initiate and support, besides others, projects in the fields of
Home & Agricultural Economics
- We arrange numerous school-sponsorships in secondary school.
We inform and sensitize on German and Rwandan sides by means of events and public relations.
We accompany the projects on the basis of an intensive, vivid partnership between the cultures entitled to the same rights.
The main target of all projects is the responsibility of the local people.
They have to convert and maintain the projects on their own with some help from experts.
In order to ensure the success of the outcome, there is our local Rwandan coordinator, Miss Francine Musabeyezu, who is regularly surveying and reporting the facts.
We do the following free from ethnics, religion, nationality and world views of the people involved.
We stand up for the dignity of the people and to make sure that culture and ways of living of everybody will be respected.
We support disadvantaged people, especially women and children with no parents in order to enable them a self-determined life.
We encourage the possibilities for education of children and juveniles (elementary education) in these regions.
We advance intercultural dialogue and exchange between Germany and Rwanda.
It surely is a beautiful country in Eastern-/Central-Africa; bordering on the Democratic Republic Kongo, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.
Often known for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, this genocide from 1994 not seldomly overshadows the look at a country which has so much else to offer than this short sad chapter from later history.
Rwanda is a country blessed with beautiful deep green valleys and hills, wonderful Lake Kivu, Nyungwe National Park, friendly inhabitants and, most of all, the Virunga volcanoes range with world-famous mountain gorillas and much much more.
Economy and Tourism are booming especially at the capitol, KIGALI, but also throughout the whole region. Main export goods are coffee and tea which are regarded as important sources besides tourism. A country on the rise – however, nearly two-thirds of the population are living below the poverty line.
Population: about 1,2 million
President: Paul Kagame, since 2000
Dimension: 26.338 square-Kms
Total Population: 12 Million
Agriculture (mainly Coffee-, tea-export)
We support disadvantaged people, especially women and children without parents, in Rwanda to enable them to live a more self-determined life.