Post from Rwanda

Post from Rwanda

SURF is currently undergoing an evaluation of its work by Comic Relief, our first and to date largest funder. The evaluation is assessing the impact of nine projects Comic Relief has funded since our partnership began in 1997. The efforts … Continue Reading »

Thank you

Thank you

2009 has been a particularly challenging year for SURF – as it has been for many charities. We are fortunate to have a number of committed donors that have enabled us to not only sustain, but in some cases even … Continue Reading »

Statistics

Statistics

Of all the pages on the SURF website, the one that receives by far the greatest number of visits is the page of statistics on the genocide. The most popular search term on google that brings visitors to the website … Continue Reading »

Teaching on Rwanda

Teaching on Rwanda

SURF is fortunate to be supported in its work by two great teachers, Andy Lawrence of Hampton School and Sam Hunt of Sandhurst Comprehensive. Their work has been profiled in a comprehensive feature in The Guardian. Andy has been developing … Continue Reading »

The challenge of communications

The challenge of communications

The arrest of Idelphonse Nizeyimana, a leading genocidaire, accused of killing thousands of Tutsis in the 1994 genocide – including Queen Rosalie Gicanda – was announced today. Survivors Fund is often asked to comment on such news stories, which presents … Continue Reading »

Partnering to support survivors

Survivors Fund (SURF) is fortunate to have a number of remarkable partners, which help us to raise funds for our work to support survivors as well as to raise awareness of the situation of survivors in Rwanda today. Network 4 … Continue Reading »

Justice for survivors

Christine Stansell in The New Republic this week published a very powerful essay on Rwanda – The Aftermath and After. The foundation of the article is built on a review of The Strategy of Antelopes by Jean Hatzfeld (published in … Continue Reading »

Income generating activities

Income generating activities are critical to enable survivors of the genocide in Rwanda to be self-sufficient. SURF is fortunate to receive funding from a number of sources to help support the income generating activities of our partners, such as AVEGA. In … Continue Reading »

Advocacy by and for survivors

Advocacy, which I write about in our new annual report, underpins the work of SURF. It is critical to raise awareness of the situation of survivors in Rwanda today, and to secure greater support to enable survivors to rebuild their lives. International … Continue Reading »