Placement

One of the students interning with us at SURF writes about her experience! “This is what kept me busy in Rwanda! For the last seven weeks I have been interning at SURF (Survivors Fund), an organization that funds projects of … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

Immaculate is 26 years old. She is a recipient of the ELE Imbere Heza project in Gisagara district southern Rwanda. Immaculate lives with her mother and two young siblings. “I dropped out of secondary school when I became pregnant. I … Continue Reading »

FARG

FARG in new financing scheme to support genocide survivors. By Michel Nkurunziza, The Rwanda Focus. From 13th April 2016. The Genocide Survivors’ Assistance Fund (FARG) has announced new financing mechanisms to support vulnerable genocide survivors. At the start of the 22 … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

Survivors Fund (SURF) in partnership with AERG (Association of Student Genocide Survivors) has just completed the first year of our ELE Project, though funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The ELE Project is focused on “Empowering Vulnerable Young … Continue Reading »

Benon Scholars

We commemorated this past month, the 3rd Anniversary of the loss of Benon Banya, SURF’s accountant. And a friend to all. He died undertaking a climb on Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013 to raise money for SURF.  A long-time supporter, this was … Continue Reading »

Reaching Rwanda

Last week a group of 26 students and teachers from Sandhurst School, Berkshire in the UK led by Samantha Hunt, SURF’s Chairperson and Deputy Head Teacher at this school, visited SURF’s projects in Rwanda and most importantly took part in rebuilding the lives of survivors through a range … Continue Reading »

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Kayitare is 20 years old, currently S2 at Musambira Secondary School in the Kamonyi District. What Emmanuel values in life is to study.  His message to other children like him, “…is to feel easy at their problems even though … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »

Veronique

Veronique Muhawenimana, is 27 years old from Kayonza District. Veronique completed her secondary school education in 2010 where she studied history, economics and geography, but was unable to obtain Government or FARG support to continue her education.  As a young … Continue Reading »