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 »

One Dollar Opens

The One Dollar Hostel, new home to 192 vulnerable, genocide orphans, was inaugurated this week by Francis Kaboneka, Local Government Minister, after a four-year construction phase. The brainchild of Rwandan diaspora, AERG (student survivors) and GAERG (former student survivors), has … Continue Reading »

Outrage

The BBC’s recent “Rwanda: The Untold Story” provides a highly imbalanced account of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, with no challenge to its selection of sources and materials, nor checks on the assertions made. Sadly, it serves to fuel … Continue Reading »

Enterprise

Enterprising Genocide Survivors Bag Rwf 5 Million Unsecured Loans By Emmanuel Ntirenganya and Michel Nkurunziza The New Times Five young enterprising graduate Genocide survivors have won a total of Rwf5 million unsecured loans from Duterimbere microfinance after pitching the best … 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 »

Helpline

The Counselling and Legal Helpline is a groundbreaking project set up by AERG (Student Survivors) in partnership with SURF, as a result of the increasing need for young survivors to access legal advice and counseling support. Developed and launched thanks … Continue Reading »

Family

The 23-year-old with 24 kids: Genocide orphans form their own families By Sally Hayden for CNN, Published 24th April 2014 It’s a sunny April afternoon at the University of Rwanda College of Education in Kigali. Some students huddle in groups … Continue Reading »

Come Together

A group of seven organisations, including Survivors Fund (SURF), representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has called for increased support to the tens of thousands of vulnerable genocide survivors in Rwanda. The call has … Continue Reading »

Reflections

As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »

Fruits of Hope

Fruits of Hope and Success Cooperative (FOHSC) was formed by seven students following their graduation from the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program (YETP). In partnership with the Association of Student Genocide Survivors (AERG), YETP provides entrepreneurship training to student survivors, culminating with … Continue Reading »