My Discovery adventure

My name is Aina Cédrine FANAMBINIRINA, I am a young leader coming from Madagascar, more precisely a unit leader of Fanilon’i Madagasikara association, in my home country. My story as a YESS participant started the day I saw a post calling for participants on the official page of my association with the photos of the

A magical exchange

My name is Anne, I am a Girl Guide from Senegal and YESS participent based in Rwanda. I am a passionate Girl Guide, ,I was a leader of girl guides in my parish back at home. The idea of applying for the YESS GIRLS MOVEMENT Programme has never crossed my mind. As Senegal is a

My Guiding Trip to remember

I know it can be tough to imagine how to get from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow. But I’m here to tell you that change is possible and if a window of opportunity appears don’t pull down the shade. For the first time, I received a mail from the

Nostalgia in and with the community

The anxiously awaited results of the YESS interview were finally here; “Mitchell you will go on exchange to Rwanda” said the caller. My heart skipped with joy, in a moment I could draw the map of Rwanda in my mind, imagined the green country, its fresh air and the mimics of birds and burps of
In partnership with the U.S embassy a team of six girl guides was sent to the United States of America through the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP). The trip started from the 5th April and ended on the 28th April 2019. The team was made of five high school girl guides who went through
The international day of rural women is celebrated every year on the 15th October. This year, under the theme “Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience”, Anet Kakibibi, JDAF of Karongi district and Diane Hirwa Ingabire, the field officer of the “Speak Out” project joined the community in Murundi sector of Karongi district to celebrate

YESS boosted my assertiveness

Charmaine, congratulations my daughter. You are now a YESS girl!” These words blurted out by my headmistress, Sister Monica.My name is Charmaine Mupita, I am a Girl Guide from Zimbabwe currently participant of Youth Exchange – South to South (YESS) Programme in Rwanda. Being part of this movement has changed everything about me, and how l

When I do good, I feel good

My name is Linnet Atieno Odera, I love Girl Guiding . My journey as a guide started in June 2015 after being advised by a confidante friend of mine. My parents’ separation and AGR made me have a clear vision, backed by definite plans and tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. During my first year
The World Thinking Day started with an aura of excitement that was generated eventually in the previous week. Now the World Think Day was here! Rwandan Girl Guides were so much excited to live the day, that every guide around the world has been waiting for during the past days. A day where we are

What’s up with YESS Girls 2018?

YESS girls’ movement is one of the many programs that AGR (association de guide du Rwanda) shares with other associations around the world. And on 11th Rwanda sent its 4th edition YESS participants. Rwanda YESS participants will be sent to Uganda, Malawi and Zambia for six months where they will be given different opportunities to travel,