The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has recently released an important piece of research on the psychosocial situation of orphaned youth survivors. 19 years on from the genocide against the Tutsi, many survivors continue to face challenges … Continue Reading »


The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, while addressing 400 girls who are members of the Association of Genocide Survivor Students (AERG), in Rwamagana yesterday urged them to take on today’s challenges head on and persistently work hard toward a bright future. … Continue Reading »

EIE Update

The overarching aim of the Education into Employment programme is to combat unemployment amongst AERG members. It is skills-based and offers instruction in three main areas: I.C.T, English and job search and application. I.C.T. The I.C.T training includes all standard … Continue Reading »

Umubano 2013

Back in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) assisted the UK Conservative Party to organise Project Umubano, a two-week international social action programme for party members to provide them with a unique first-hand experience of international development. Developed in 2007 by Andrew … Continue Reading »

AERG Research

This week, AERG published a new research report on legal and homeless problems on effecting trauma in student survivors of the genocide. The research was funded by Survivors Fund (SURF), as part of the Project Umubano advocacy project. The research … Continue Reading »

Vocational Training

In an address to the membership of AERG, President Paul Kagame stated that for Rwanda to achieve its development goals and be more competitive, the youth must embrace technical and vocational training. President Kagame was speaking at the close of … Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


A guest post by Dr Jemma Hogwood, Clinical Psychologist, SURF Rwanda: Four Clinical Psychology students from the National University of Rwanda (NUR) presented their research findings to an international panel and fellow students last week. Supervised by Dr Carl Auerbach … Continue Reading »


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 »