The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A Rwandan Charity Has Roots in the Holocaust's Aftermath
When Rwandans commemorate the 15th anniversary this month, a group of students on a hilltop village in eastern Rwanda will be remembering in their own way. The 125 teenagers are students at Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a home for orphans of the genocide. The village is modeled after an Israeli community built in 1953 to serve children who lost their parents in the Holocaust. Agahozo was started by Anne Heyman, a former lawyer in New York. She recruited the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a New York nonprofit group to which she had donated in the past, to take on the project.