Innovation

In a recent call for applications for proposals addressing Innovation for Education, the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) defined innovation as: “…the creation and implementation of new or improved processes, products, or services that result in significant improvements in learning … Continue Reading »

Maria

A post by David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). I am currently on a visit to Rwanda, where we are recording interviews with our partners and their members for a short film that we will be producing to mark … Continue Reading »

Daphrose outside her home in 2009, funded by Survivors Fund (SURF)

Housing

In trying to exterminate all Tutsis in Rwanda, perpetrators of the 1994 genocide also attempted to deny survivors any potential for viable futures by destroying and looting their homes, productive assets and crops.  The genocide resulted in many homeless orphans … Continue Reading »

Shelter

The Auditor General in Rwanda this week reported that funds utilised by the Government Assistance Fund for Survivors (FARG) for the construction of shelter is “not worth the amount of money spent“. Between 2006-2008 alone, 6 billion Rwandan Francs (approximately … Continue Reading »

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 »

SURF on the BBC

SURF’s BBC Radio 4 Charity of the Week Appeal was broadcast this Sunday. For those that missed it, there is another chance to hear the broadcast on Thursday 18th June at 3:27pm or to listen below: SURF on BBC Radio … Continue Reading »

Support for EDM 1177

With the support of the All Party Parliamentary Group of the Great Lakes Region of Africa, SURF has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament. EDM 1177 calls on the British Government to maintain and build on its support … Continue Reading »