The Association des Guides du Burundi (AGB, Association of Girl Guides of Burundi) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide girls and young women with non-formal quality education, enabling them to develop their potential as good citizens, aware of their responsibilities. AGB has a membership estimated at 11,539 people across the country.
AGB’s goal focuses on educating young people in general and in particular eradicating prejudices and social stereotypes in order to consolidate peace, unity and social cohesion within society.
With its peace education strategy, AGB adopted the Amahoro-Amani method that has proved so successful that it has been adopted as the reference method in peace education for youth organisations by all scout and guide organisations.
In the context of peacebuilding, AGB, in collaboration with the Association of Scouts of Burundi, has created over 50 peace clubs to promote peace education among young people. Members of these clubs are youth-guides, scouts or other young people, and are called peace agents. Through this programme, many cases of conflicts have been resolved by young people in their communities.