Nyamata Genocide Memorial in Bugesera

Survivor’s Mental Health

By Nasra Bishumba, The New Times A collaborative report released on Thursday, September 2 has revealed that while 44 percent of the survivors aged over 45 years experience recurrent depression, 22 percent of the perpetrators who have served their sentence … Continue Reading »

Foundation Rwanda

Foundation Rwanda

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2019/20, we outline here our work on our Foundation Rwanda programme. Through funding from Foundation Rwanda, Survivors Fund (SURF) is currently addressing the education and counselling needs of young people conceived … Continue Reading »

Group Counselling Session

Community Counselling Initiative

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2020/21, we outline here our work on our Community Counselling Initiative. Through counselling for women victims of genocide rape, Survivors Fund (SURF) and Foundation Rwanda have provided counselling in a well-structured … Continue Reading »

EVKEP Beneficiaries Meeting


Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo, have been awarded a grant of $93,604 for an 18-month project from the Addax & Oryx Foundation. The Empowering Vulnerable Genocide Widows in Karongi and Rutsiro Districts to Alleviate Extreme Poverty (EVKREP) … Continue Reading »

A gathering of women survivors at a Solace Ministries meeting, near Kigali, Rwanda, in 2010 (Donald E. Miller)

Trauma and the Pandemic

Why genocide survivors can offer a way to heal from the trauma of the pandemic year Donald E. Miller, The Conversation The pandemic has been a period of acute trauma at many levels. More than 3 million people have died … Continue Reading »