Mourners listen to a genocide survivor giving testimony during a commemoration event at Murambi Genocide Memorial in 2017. The uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak has heightened mental health problems among the survivor community (photo: Sam Ngendahimana, The New Times)

Call for help for survivors

Kwibuka27: Call for help to survivors as country gears up for commemoration amidst Covid By Nasra Bishumba, The New Times Two weeks before the world commemorates the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 27th time, survivor organisations say that … Continue Reading »

Members of the Association of Student Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) during a visit at a model village built for elderly Genocide survivors in Nyanza District in 2019. (Photo: The New Times)

AERG – GAERG Week

Youth survivors rally peers to push back against genocide denial ideology By Michel Nkurunziza, The New Times Rwandan Graduates Genocide Survivors Organisation (GAERG) and the Association of Student Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) have embarked on the activities to be … Continue Reading »

A traumatised youth is helped during a past commemoration event. Survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi found it hard to commemorate this year due to the lock-down meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. (The New Times)

Mental Health and Covid-19

By Nasra Bishumba, The New Times Almost a year since Rwanda confirmed its first Covid-19 case, mental health experts in organisations of the survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi say that mental illness challenges have been exacerbated by … Continue Reading »

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day 2020 earlier this month, on 10th October, Survivors Fund (SURF) and GAERG produced a short film to raise awareness of the mental health situation of Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. … Continue Reading »

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Our partnership with INSPIRE!africa

Skills, jobs and entrepreneurship are key to the well-being of young survivors and also contribute to strengthening the Rwandan economy. Survivors Fund (SURF), AERG (National Association of Student Genocide Survivors) and GAERG (National Survivor’s Association of Graduate Students), with the … Continue Reading »

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Innovation Fund

As a prelude to the publication of our Annual Report 2018-19, we feature from it a summary of our ongoing work supporting innovation and entrepreneurship with young survivors of the genocide agains the Tutsi in Rwanda, and other related vulnerable … Continue Reading »