Association des Guides du Rwanda puts girls and young women in the lead by developing the skills required to implement their own community development strategies and practices. Our work makes girls agents of change through the Guiding curricula and trainings and with other projects.
Across Rwanda, Girl Guides are skilled at delivering non-formal education at the core of which is the empowerment of girls to understand the way that they can achieve change in their community. This occurs across our curriculum and programming.
Our programmes are delivered according to membership branches:
The Bergeronnettes (5-12) is the youngest branch of AGR members, and their unit is called La Ronde.
The Guides branch is at the core centre of the Girl Guide methods. It is the oldest in the Movement, with the largest membership as it was initially created by the Founder Lord Baden Powell. The Guides are aged between 13 and 17. The Guides unit or troop is called La Compagnie.
Girls and young women of the Route branch are aged between 18 and 35 years old. They have primarily graduated from secondary school and are looking forward to pursuing their university studies, seeking career opportunities or starting their own businesses.
The Route’s programme is divided into two section: one for Jeune Route (18-25), and Route Engagée (26-35). The programmes give them opportunities to exchange experiences with others, and advocate for change on trending issues affecting youth in general. They also embark on practical leadership journeys in Rwanda and at the global level.
The wisest women in our Guiding Movement are found in this branch. They are called Cadres which by definition means “any core group qualified to form, train, and lead an expanded organization or work force.”
In Guiding we believe that “Once a Guide, Always a Guide“, and that no one is too old to not serve. This is transformed in the commitment to give back, thus the Cadres return to volunteer in governance (locally, nationally and internationally), support working groups (training, fundraising, advocacy teams) or become troop leaders or advisors. They can also represent the organization where relevant.