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 »

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 »

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 »

Veronique

Veronique Muhawenimana, is 27 years old from Kayonza District. Veronique completed her secondary school education in 2010 where she studied history, economics and geography, but was unable to obtain Government or FARG support to continue her education.  As a young … Continue Reading »

Francoise (SURF) and Françoise Foundation Rwanda counsellor

Change

As many of you already know, I took the difficult decision recently to step down as Chief Executive of SURF, that I announced in Rwanda in August. I shall be making way back to France from the UK and Rwanda, … Continue Reading »

Women’s Work

UKAid’s DfiD assessment of The Widowed Survivors’ Empowerment Project (WSEP), awarded to SURF and AVEGA, a 3-year programme that ended in March 2015, says, “Overall we have appraised your reported performance as A+”. According to DfiD “It is the group dynamics that … Continue Reading »

Imbere Heza

Entrepreneurship skills for youth is the corner stone of Student Survivors Association, AERG, and Survivors Fund’s (SURF) latest joint project, officially launched in Kigali in the presence of Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister of Youth & ICT. “Imbere Heza” will help … Continue Reading »

ELE – New DFID Project

Helping vulnerable young people in Rwanda towards a brighter future Marie’s Story   Survivors Fund (SURF) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Delivered in partnership with the Association … Continue Reading »

Archives

The UK government has pledged £2.5 million to Aegis Trust’s Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme in Rwanda. Survivors Fund (SURF) applauds this commitment towards the preservation of the memory of the genocide. In March 2014, SURF transferred ownership of the … Continue Reading »

Year One

The Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP) is a wraparound project funded by UKaid  from the Department for International Development that provides holistic support to widowed survivors of the Rwandan genocide. By securing ownership of land and property, developing viable livelihoods, and … Continue Reading »