Education into Employment

Last year, in partnership with the UK Conservative Party, SURF developed an Education into Employment programme to support young survivors at university in Rwanda to secure a job on graduation. This was developed by a group from Project Umubano, the … Continue Reading »

The Holocaust and Rwanda

In many elements of SURF’s work addressing the consequences of the Rwandan genocide, there is a relation to the Holocaust as well as other genocides too. On our current project with UK-based survivors and schools, we have been privileged to … Continue Reading »

Speaking2Survivors

Over the past month, SURF has organised three workshops with schools from London, Oxford and Rugby to enable students to meet with and interview UK-based survivors of the Rwandan genocide about their lives before and after genocide, and experience during … Continue Reading »

End of Year Appeal

End of Year Appeal

As 2009 draws to a close, we have been working on our end of year appeal. Survivors Fund (SURF) does not have an annual fundraising dinner or event, and as such is dependent on the generosity of supporters through the … 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 »

A Visit to Rwanda

A Visit to Rwanda

The past 3 weeks in Rwanda have been a happy time, and a sad time. Attending the graduation of the 12 students SURF has sponsored through UNILAK was a happy time. Attending the funeral of the parents of our Co-Chair, … Continue Reading »

A Day of Education

I have just returned from an inspiring conference organised by Andy Lawrence of Hampton School. Bringing together over 100 students from 7 local schools, Andy and his team organised a great day of learning with speakers including two SURF trustees, … Continue Reading »