Nyira’s House

As the Rwandan Government winds down the work of the Fund for the Support of Genocide Survivors (FARG) in housing and secondary school education, some survivors are still left with poor housing. SURF is therefore pleased to be able to … Continue Reading »

SURF in Nyanza

SURF Rwanda team yesterday made a special trip to visit survivors in Nyanza, including meeting with 86 year-old Kangabe Alibera, as part of the 100 days’ commemoration period. We provided 75 solar lights, thanks to the support of Good Gifts. … Continue Reading »

Business Talent

Ten talented entrepreneurs presented their business plans in a competition to access start-up capital for the establishment of their businesses. The business competition is the graduation of the fourth phase of the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP). YETP was set … Continue Reading »

Think Big

AERG and SURF launched the first meeting of AERG Business Networking Club “Think Big: Growing Your Business in Rwanda”, a forum created to bring together youth, enterprise and innovators in Rwanda through informal networking events, on Friday (28th November 2014). … Continue Reading »

Widows & Agriculture

New research from Stuart Jones of the University of Reading (UK) shows that agricultural vulnerability of widow farmers in social processes is largely manifested from actions of extended family, rather than exogenous community factors. Genocide has resulted in a fundamental … Continue Reading »

Media reportage

Old media reports deprive Rwandan genocide survivors of the right to be forgotten. By Sally Hayden, Worldandmedia.com. One of the biggest challenges following the Rwandan genocide was getting it classified as such. As the international community faltered and fiddled and … Continue Reading »

Momentum

Maître Albert Gasake (SURF) writes about the latest initiatives to address reparation to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in “Pan-African Reparation Perspectives”. “Twenty years later, a new momentum to provide reparation for genocide victims in Rwanda” Pan-African … Continue Reading »

Skills for Jobs

Skills, jobs and entrepreneurship are key to the well-being of young survivors and also contribute to strengthening the Rwandan economy. Survivors Fund (SURF) and AERG (The Association of Student Genocide Survivors) set up the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) with … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2013/14, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. You can download the report by clicking on the cover below: The Annual Report is a summation … Continue Reading »

Testimony

‘I saw armed gang murder my family’. From: BBC News Magazine. Rwanda is holding a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s genocide. On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying then-President Juvenal Habyarimana – a … Continue Reading »