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Mission

  1. Provide funding for education of children born from rape during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

  2. Link their mothers to psychological and medical services and income-generating activities.

  3. Create awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media.

Over 830 Foundation Rwanda students will graduate from secondary school or vocational training by 2020. Since Foundation Rwanda’s inception in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been our key partner in providing life-changing services to the Foundation Rwanda families.

As the children who have grown into inspiring, hopeful young adults face the challenge of securing jobs or attending university while grappling with the circumstances of their birth and the legacy of trauma,  SURF will continue to implement Foundation Rwanda’s programs with our local partner organizations, including Solace Ministries, Kanyarwanda, and AVEGA Agahozo.

You can learn more and continue to support the Foundation Rwanda families here.
Foundation Rwanda curates two newsletters per year showcasing art and photography connected to our work. For regular news on Foundation Rwanda’s programs, sign up for SURF’s newsletter with Foundation Rwanda updates here.


Partners

Special thanks to all those whom have made this project possible over the years:

Survivors’ Fund (SURF)
AVEGA Agahozo
Kanyarwanda
Indego Africa
Biketown Africa
Solace Ministries



Bonhams, CBS, Dining for Women, Getty Images, Hornall Anderson, JWT, Kona Bicycle Co., La Brea Bakery, L’artusi, MediaStorm, Starbucks Coffee Co., Schulte Roth & Zabel, Syrup, The Roddick Foundation,The Segal Family Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, & The Wasserman Foundation.


 

Team

SAMUEL MUNDERERE
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, KIGALI

MIKE GORDON
BOOKKEEPER

JULES SHELL
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JONATHAN TORGOVNIK
CO-FOUNDER


Board

DAN KUSNETZ

JULES SHELL

SARA SOLFANELLI

JONATHAN TORGOVNIK


Advisory Board

ELISABETH BIONDI

NANCY BRADY

KELLY DANE

DR. YAEL DANIELI

JEREMY GOLDBERG

DR. JONATHAN B LEVINE

STACEY LEVINE

MICHAL LEVISON

LISA OM

SONDRA MYERS

GEOFFREY NGIRUWONSANSANGA

SHERI SCHULTZ

SWAN SIT

JODY SOWA

BRIAN STORM

AIDAN SULLIVAN

LAURA VARMA

GABO WILSON

JOHN YAMIN