Women’s Work

UKAid’s DfiD assessment of The Widowed Survivors’ Empowerment Project (WSEP), awarded to SURF and AVEGA, a 3-year programme that ended in March 2015, says, “Overall we have appraised your reported performance as A+”. According to DfiD “It is the group dynamics that … Continue Reading »

Imbere Heza

Entrepreneurship skills for youth is the corner stone of Student Survivors Association, AERG, and Survivors Fund’s (SURF) latest joint project, officially launched in Kigali in the presence of Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister of Youth & ICT. “Imbere Heza” will help … Continue Reading »

ELE – New DFID Project

Helping vulnerable young people in Rwanda towards a brighter future Marie’s Story   Survivors Fund (SURF) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Delivered in partnership with the Association … Continue Reading »

Hope

Genocide widows recount journey of thorns and hope. By Donah Mbabazi, The New Times. April 7 marked the 21st anniversary of the beginning of a hundred days of terror in Rwanda in which over one million innocent people were killed. … Continue Reading »

House of Memory

Survivors Fund (SURF) has transferred ownership of the Kamonyi Centre, a purpose-built site for the preservation of the memory of the Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, as told by survivors, to Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).  This … Continue Reading »

Legacy

As a follow-up to my post last week on reflections of my five years in post as director of Survivors Fund (SURF), I would like to share some thoughts on what I hope to be the legacy of the work … Continue Reading »

AERG

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, while addressing 400 girls who are members of the Association of Genocide Survivor Students (AERG), in Rwamagana yesterday urged them to take on today’s challenges head on and persistently work hard toward a bright future. … Continue Reading »

GWEP Update

Six months have passed since the initiation of the Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP), the wraparound project funded with a three-year grant from Big Lottery Fund in order to transform the lives of widowed survivors in the Western Province of … Continue Reading »

Study Tour

Last Thursday, 96 of the participants on the Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP), funded by the UK Department for International Development, traveled from around Rwanda to meet in AVEGA East to partake in study tours. Every one of the 32 income-generating … Continue Reading »

Training

A guest post by David Chaney, SURF Trustee, Certified Public Accountant and QuickBooks instructor. In September, for the second year in a row, Survivors Fund (SURF) partnered with the Education Into Employment program of AERG (Student’s Association of Genocide Survivors) to host a … Continue Reading »