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 »

Innovation

In a recent call for applications for proposals addressing Innovation for Education, the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) defined innovation as: “…the creation and implementation of new or improved processes, products, or services that result in significant improvements in learning … Continue Reading »

TIG

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with REDRESS, has supported IBUKA in the drafting of a submission on a new draft Presidential Order on the implementation of Community Service (TIG) in Rwanda. TIG a critical issue , which disproportionately affects survivors – … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

The Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) was set up as a collaboration between Survivors Fund (SURF) and the Association of Student Genocide Survivors (AERG) with the aim of contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment in Rwanda, focusing on university graduates … Continue Reading »

WSEP Progress

In accordance with the policy of Survivors Fund (SURF) for transparency in our work, we publish here the first quarterly report of AVEGA on the progress of our new Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP). The report makes for great reading, some highlights … Continue Reading »

Umubano

Project Umubano is the UK Conservative Party Social Action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Since 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) has helped with the organisation of the project, providing support in-country for the visiting delegation. In addition, each year a team … Continue Reading »

Reparation

Rwanda: No justice without reparation by David Russell and Juergen Schurr What will be the legacy of local and international justice for the 1994 genocide survivors? On 18 June, President Kagame officially closed gacaca, the traditional community courts that according to the … Continue Reading »

Kibuye

A report from the field, from SURF Programme Manager, Sam Munderere: Seated comfortably are a group of mothers whose children are in the Foundation Rwanda sponsorship program in Kibuye. Through the distribution of school fees to regional groups we have … Continue Reading »

Closure?

As gacaca courts formally closes this week, Survivors Fund (SURF), along with our partner REDRESS, have been working with survivor’s organisations in Rwanda to ensure that concerns over their closure are addressed. In particular this relates to the issues of reparation and enforcement … Continue Reading »

Gacaca

For immediate release Survivors’ concerns over closure of gacaca courts need to be addressed Kigali, 15 June 2012 – Many survivors in Rwanda fear that with the official closure of the gacaca courts on Monday, 18 June 2012, their right … Continue Reading »