Survivors Fund (SURF)

Education for Life

Vocational Education is critical to enable the most marginalised and vulnerable young people in Rwanda to build a future for themselves. This project will support young genocide survivors and children born of rape to do so.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065705)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, its consequences still endure, hindering both economic growth and the individual capacity of Rwandans to move forward. Youth in Rwanda represent a majority of the population (over 60%) and many are disadvantaged due to their low socioeconomic status. Particularly disadvantaged within this group are young survivors and children born of rape who face grave psychological, social and economic challenges in securing employment.


In providing access to vocational training, the project will enhance the livelihoods of vulnerable young people in Rwanda. The project will transform their lives by enabling them to secure a job, or else to be skilled enough to create one for themselves, and in so doing secure an income to eradicate their extreme poverty and hunger, and that of their dependents.