JRMD (Jeunesse en Reconstruction du Monde en Destruction) / YRWD (Youth in Reconstruction of a World in Destruction) is a Non Governmental Organization, founded in 1994, that promotes Reconciliation and Peace through the rebuilding of hope and homes for the victims of the war and needy families.
The JRMD/YRWD aims at the material and moral reconstruction of the World in Destruction, thereupon, therefore its objectives are as follows:
- National reconciliation and education on peace
- Promoting peaceful practices of settling conflicts, namely mediation, conciliation and arbitration according to the culture of the country
- Promoting values of peace and tolerance, etc.
- Promoting human rights
- Setting up development projects
- The culture of Christ’s Love in Action
- Rebuilding homes for the needy and for the victims of war
- Rehabilitation and education of underprivileged Children
Within the context of these objectives, JRMD/YRWD organizes workshops, conferences of an international nature, studies and trainings. Since its inception in September 1994, JRMD/YRWD has rebuilt 3,220 houses in Burundi. This simple act has contributed to peace and reconciliation within the Burundian community.
We are based in Burundi, which is bordered by Rwanda, the Congo and Tanzania. The area is known as the Great Lakes Region. Burundi is home to 10,888,321 Hutu, Tutsi and Twa (Pygmies), who speak one language, Kirundi.