Foundation Rwanda Update

Foundation Rwanda Group Members
Foundation Rwanda Group Members

Happy Holidays to our extended Foundation Rwanda Family! 

Times are still hard for many survivors in Rwanda, particularly in light of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the ongoing release of genocide convicts over recent months. Your support has made a world of difference for so many women and children.

1700 Women+ Strong!

With your support, Foundation Rwanda has grown into a movement that has helped more than 1700 women and their offspring.  

In 2019:

  • 230 students finished secondary school, bringing the total number of students who have graduated thanks to your support to over 800.
  • 80 students received training across an array of disciplines including catering, plumbing, cosmetology, construction, textiles, and mechanics as well as counselling.  
  • 8 students recently graduated university including Aline, whose remarkable story you can read below. 

In 2020:

  • Over 830 Foundation Rwanda students will have graduated from secondary school or vocational training.
  • We hope to provide vocational training, university scholarships and counselling to an additional 50 young people. 


With your support, Aline was able to attend secondary school and was a star student, excelling at math. She received a government scholarship which funded her tuition to study Renewable Energy and Civil Engineering at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology. Additional support from Foundation Rwanda paid for her registration and books annually.  Aline takes great pride in honouring the promise she made to her mother to work hard and make the most of her studies. We wish Aline well in her career ahead and look forward to seeing where she goes!

“I am so pleased to have graduated, and I now have part-time work. All this would not have been possible without the valuable support given to me by Foundation Rwanda to attend a good secondary school. I am forever grateful.” Aline

A Remarkable Partnership

Since Foundation Rwanda’s inception in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been thekey partner in providing life-changing services to the Foundation Rwanda families. 

The students who have grown into inspiring, hopeful young adults now face the challenge of securing jobs or attending university while grappling with the circumstances of their birth and the legacy of trauma. SURF remains committed to continue implementing Foundation Rwanda’s programs with our local partner organizations, Solace Ministries, Kanyarwanda, and AVEGA Agahozo

You can learn more and continue to support the Foundation Rwanda families here.

Thank you

This holiday season, our hearts are filled with gratitude for your incredible support of our work over the past 12 years!

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