World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is an independent, worldwide, non-profit and non-partisan organization which serves the Scout Movement. Its purpose is to promote unity and the understanding of Scouting's purpose and principles; while facilitating its expansion and development.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), with its headquarters in London, and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), with its headquarters in Geneva, are two separate and independent Movements but share the same Founder and the same Fundamental Principles.
Both organisations work together in an atmosphere of good friendship and mutual respect on the Consultative Committee, consisting of membership from both World Boards and World Bureaus. It ensures the exchange of information, and identifies priorities for projects and possibilities for action.
The Amahoro Amani project was set up to engage several thousand young people in combating ethnic prejudice and to inspire them to make a real contribution to social change in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The project has been supported by WAGGGS and WOSM and involved seven Guide and Scout Associations in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Guides and Scouts carried out many practical activities including setting up peace and reconciliation clubs for young people from different ethnic backgrounds and organizing peace and reconciliation days.