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A Society where all women and youths are at the forefront of development

AWYAD was established in 2010, by the Late Rev. Fr. Johannes Prus Joseph Van Deven who had a strong passion to support vulnerable women and youth faced with poverty, exploitation and abuse as a result of marginalization and discrimination. Believing in the special power women hold, he put women at the forefront of the organization leadership and management.

The organization has very experienced Directors, management and staff, with technical expertise in the fields of Gender, Human Rights, Emergency Response and Education. Over the years AWYAD has become a recognized institution in areas of emergency response, advocacy and education work, all attributed to its unique program design and a community based approach. The institution has a mandate to operate national wide and currently has strong presence in the Northern, Western, Eastern and Central parts of the country.

The African Women Youth Action for Development *(AWYAD)* distributed relief to 400 flood victims last year. Some of the beneficiaries who houses were washed away have manged to construct new ones. *Steven Bwayo the ED AWYAD* has asked Gov’t to support & resettle those in dangerous areas.