Dear friends and supporters of the Azahar Foundation,
Since we started in Rwanda, three young ladies among our beneficiaries are now certified yoga teachers. Our very own Aline Mazimpaka (who has been teaching yoga to survivors of the Tutsi genocide on behalf of AZAHAR) will take the jivamukti teacher training next year in India. Aline was the first rwandan woman to become a certified yoga and meditation teacher. She is a force of good and now owns Yego Yoga, a collective of yoga teachers, pioneers in bringing yoga to Rwanda. A former social worker, Aline now teaches yoga and meditation full-time.
Our pilot project in Cambodia has grown leaps and bounds. We now have two yoga centers – in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor Vat)- with 17 young people teaching yoga. Their training (a 2-year Peace Curriculum and a Yoga Teacher Training) was funded by AZAHAR. The Cambodia project is a living testimony of the power of yoga practices in transforming lives and (re)shaping communities. Our national director, Thyda Sek will also take the jivamukti teacher training in 2018. A Peace Curriculum is about to start in the fall for a new group of young people in Phnom Penh, and we will hold a Jivamukti Immersion and a Peace Camp Retreat again in 2018.
In February, Jean-Claude Djamba from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was sponsored to take the Jivamukti Teacher Training in India ,