Foundation Rwanda programme

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2016, we outline here our current work with Foundation Rwanda. Through funding from Foundation Rwanda, Survivors Fund (SURF) is currently addressing the education and counselling needs of young people conceived through rape … Continue Reading »

Turning Pain into Hope. Photo by Whitney Shefte.

Turning Pain into Hope

Rwanda’s children of rape are coming of age — against the odds. By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post. Angel was 11 the last time her mother tried to kill her. She remembers the handful of rat poison pellets, the urging: Take … Continue Reading »

Group Analysis

Last week 30 Rwandese counsellors and psychologists took part in training in Group Analysis. This is a particular branch of therapy that looks at group work and group dynamics. The majority of the training participants work for AVEGA, with other … Continue Reading »

CNLG Survey

By Michel Nkurunziza, Rwanda Focus. The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) together with other relevant organizations will this Tuesday launch a survey to identify genocide survivors in need of support. The activities will this week start with … Continue Reading »

Training

Empowering vulnerable youth to rebuild their lives through business training is one of the ways of unlocking their potential. We are empowering these youth to realize their full potential. By providing opportunities that open the future for school drop outs, … Continue Reading »

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 »