Groupe des Ancient Etudiant Rescapees du Genocide (GAERG)

Groupe des Ancient Etudiant Rescapees du Genocide (GAERG) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of educated genocide survivors getting together to preserve the memory of the genocide against Tutsi, and restore families to overcome post-genocide consequences through education, capacity building, and a strong survivors’ network. It was established in  2003 by members of the genocide survivor students association. GAERGisamemberofgenocidesurvivor’sumbrellaIBUKA: GAERG’sheadquarters are located in Kicukiro District/Kigali City and it operates across all Districts of Rwanda.

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of the genocide survivor community to overcome consequences of the genocide against the Tutsi, to effectively contribute to genocide prevention globally and reflecting on their role in the sustainable development of Rwanda.

Values

  • Integrity: We are an honest and transparent organisation committed to evaluating and communicating the outcomes of our work with reliable evidence. We are accountable to our partners, our supporters and, most of all, the beneficiaries of our programmes.
  • Excellence: We aim high to deliver and conduct our activities with quality and professionalism.
  • Innovation: We aim to bring new and creative approaches that improve the lives of GAERG members and their dependents and ensuring uniqueness of insight life.
  • Collaboration: We aim to build trust and true relationships among GAERG members as well as with reliable partners.

Goals

  • To promote memory and commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi and to prevent the spread of genocide ideology among young generations.
  • To accelerate survivor’s economic empowerment through capacity building for members of GAERG and other vulnerable survivors, decreasing their level of vulnerability and improving their social wellbeing.
  • To build synergy with other key stakeholders to carry out evidence based advocacy for key challenges which affect GAERG members, other vulnerable survivors and their surroundings.
  • To ensure organisational sustainability and accountability.
  • To promote memory and commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi and to prevent the spread of genocide ideology among young generations.
  • To accelerate survivor’s economic empowerment through capacity building for members of GAERG and other vulnerable survivors, decreasing their level of vulnerability and improving their social wellbeing.
  • To build synergy with other key stakeholders to carry out evidence based advocacy for key challenges which affect GAERG members, other vulnerable survivors and their surroundings.
  • To ensure organisational sustainability and accountability.

Philosophy

GAERG Theory of Change

GAERG works for improving the quality of life and knowledge for survivors as preconditions for their effective active participation in genocide prevention activities and to contribute to the national sustainable development agenda. We believe that being a responsible and active citizen requires psychosocial, political, and economic positive transformation.

15000
Members
Rwandan Graduates Genocide Survivors Organisation members
30
38 houses
38 houses constructed for survivors of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
1000
kitchens
kitchens constructed to promote good nutrition.

Help Us to fight Genocide Ideology

GAERG is an organization founded by Rwandan Graduates Genocide Survivors.
Our mission is to create a world where the memory of the genocide against Tutsi is preserved.

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