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