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Empowering Secondary School Leavers

With funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF), the National Student’s Association of Genocide Survivors in Rwanda (AERG) implemented the “Empowering Vulnerable Young Survivors who have left Secondary School to Create, … Continue Reading »

Attendees at a YETP workshop


As we near publication of our new Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020, we will be sharing here some background on Rwanda today, and drawing out the implications for survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and related … Continue Reading »

A total of Rwf24 million was won by four projects presented by Nkurunziza Christophe, Gashongore Elisa, Protais Zigama and Umugiraneza Regis

Sweet Potato Spaghetti

Young Genocide Survivors Turn Sweet Potatoes into Spaghetti, Win Funding. By Denyse Tuyishime, KT Press. When the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started, Regis Umugiraneza was just four years old living with his family in Kinihira Sector, Ruhango district. The interahamwe militia … Continue Reading »

Kevine (centre) with two of her employees at the pig farm she has established

Pig Farming

The second of two articles from Adrian Veale (Project Umubano Kigali Business Training Coordinator and Survivors Fund (SURF) Trustee) on the recent visit by UK business leaders from Project Umubano, the UK Conservative Party International Development Social Action Programme. It was great … Continue Reading »

YETP and Innovation Fund Delegates with Project Umubano Members

Project Umubano Business Training

In early August 2017, students from the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) attended a week long course presented by UK business leaders from Project Umubano, the UK Conservative Party International Development Social Action Programme. Training was provided in many different … Continue Reading »

Lucie, a genocide widow

Good Gifts for Survivors

Through funding over many years from the Good Gifts Catalogue, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust,  Survivors Fund (SURF) has extended support to thousands of widows and orphans that are beneficiaries of our ongoing livestock and livelihoods programme. This enables … Continue Reading »