RAJEDES seeks to impact youth through both development and discipleship. It aims to promote democracy, solidarity, and conflict resolution, all of which profoundly affect and are affected by young people. A core conviction is that the government can only succeed when youth concerns are addressed because the demography of the country is so young. That is why youth advocacy is at the fore, and training in micro-finance and entrepreneurship have yielded significant fruit and empowerment.
RAJEDES stands for ‘Rassemblement des Jeunes pour le Développement et la Lutte centre le SIDA’ which translates as ‘Youth Rally for Development and the Fight against AIDS’.