Education, education, education

26 Jul 2009

Provision and access to education for survivors in Rwanda is a critical aspect of SURF’s ongoing work.

Over the course of this fortnight, SURF is hosting a group from the UK Conservative Party who are in Rwanda as part of Project Umubano – a two-week international social action programme.  The group of five have been developing an education into employment programme for the 76 young survivors that SURF currently supports through university across Rwanda.

Week one was spent speaking to employers as well as potential employees, in order to better understand the challenges that future graduates must face in securing a job. With that information, the group have been developing a career guidance pack, which will be presented at 2 universities (ULK and INILAK) this coming week.

We will be posting the resourcing on our website here in due course – which will include advice on sourcing and securing internships, how to write an effective CV, and preparation for interviews, and many other resources too.

SURF sponsored students at the UNILAK graduation

SURF sponsored students at the UNILAK graduation

The challenge ahead for SURF is ensure that we give the young survivors we support the greatest opportunity to rebuild their lives – in which secure employment is key. To that end, we attended today the graduation ceremony of 12 of the young survivors that we have supported through UNILAK. Congratulations to them, and we hope that in the future, with your help, we can continue to support many more.