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 »


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 »

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 »


Association des Etudiants et Elèves Rescapés Du Genocide (AERG) is helping student survivors of the Rwandan Genocide with support from Survivors Fund (SURF). AERG was created in 1996, at the National University of Rwanda, by and for student genocide survivors; many … Continue Reading »

Green Light

Green Light

A key component of the Education into Employment programme that Survivors Fund (SURF) supports in partnership with AERG (Student Survivors Association) is a career development newsletter – Green Light. As we publish the sixth issue, we share that with you … Continue Reading »

A mentoring session in progress


A critical component of the Education into Employment (EiE) programme which Survivors Fund (SURF) has developed in partnership with the Student’s Association of Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) is a mentoring scheme. EiE supports disadvantaged youth, many of whom are … Continue Reading »

SURF Fellows

The SURF Fellowship

I had the honour today of attending the first annual gathering of the young survivors which Survivors Fund (SURF) has sponsored, or is sponsoring, through university. SURF is currently sponsoring 84 students at university, and a further 61 students have … Continue Reading »

Projects Update

Whilst here in Rwanda, we have had the opportunity to see the progress of a number of projects funded by Survivors Fund (SURF). Through meetings with our partner organisations and field visits it has been excellent to see first hand … Continue Reading »