Support

Psychosocial support essential for survivors to live productive lives. In a few days from now, the country will once again for the 23rd time remember the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. The killing of more than 1 million Tutsi caused … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2015/16, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. The Annual Report is a summation of the many projects and activities undertaken by Survivors Fund (SURF). … 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 »

Hope

Genocide widows recount journey of thorns and hope. By Donah Mbabazi, The New Times. April 7 marked the 21st anniversary of the beginning of a hundred days of terror in Rwanda in which over one million innocent people were killed. … Continue Reading »

Reparation & Reconciliation

The 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in April 2014 renewed discussions about justice and reconciliation in Rwanda. Rwanda’s restorative justice sentenced thousands of perpetrators to reparation (often a monetary compensation) at the gacaca (community courts). However, many … Continue Reading »

Widows & Agriculture

New research from Stuart Jones of the University of Reading (UK) shows that agricultural vulnerability of widow farmers in social processes is largely manifested from actions of extended family, rather than exogenous community factors. Genocide has resulted in a fundamental … 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 »

Momentum

Maître Albert Gasake (SURF) writes about the latest initiatives to address reparation to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in “Pan-African Reparation Perspectives”. “Twenty years later, a new momentum to provide reparation for genocide victims in Rwanda” Pan-African … 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 »