SURF in Nyanza

SURF Rwanda team yesterday made a special trip to visit survivors in Nyanza, including meeting with 86 year-old Kangabe Alibera, as part of the 100 days’ commemoration period. We provided 75 solar lights, thanks to the support of Good Gifts. … Continue Reading »

One Dollar Opens

The One Dollar Hostel, new home to 192 vulnerable, genocide orphans, was inaugurated this week by Francis Kaboneka, Local Government Minister, after a four-year construction phase. The brainchild of Rwandan diaspora, AERG (student survivors) and GAERG (former student survivors), has … Continue Reading »

Skills for Jobs

Skills, jobs and entrepreneurship are key to the well-being of young survivors and also contribute to strengthening the Rwandan economy. Survivors Fund (SURF) and AERG (The Association of Student Genocide Survivors) set up the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) with … Continue Reading »

Helpline

The Counselling and Legal Helpline is a groundbreaking project set up by AERG (Student Survivors) in partnership with SURF, as a result of the increasing need for young survivors to access legal advice and counseling support. Developed and launched thanks … Continue Reading »

Archives

The UK government has pledged £2.5 million to Aegis Trust’s Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme in Rwanda. Survivors Fund (SURF) applauds this commitment towards the preservation of the memory of the genocide. In March 2014, SURF transferred ownership of the … Continue Reading »

Alain and Dafroza Gauthier

Gauthier & Justice

Alain Gauthier, President of the The French Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda (CPCR), speaks to SURF about the historical importance of the first trial of a genocide suspect living on French soil  in February 2014 – that of Pascal … Continue Reading »

Life Now

King’s College London and Survivors Fund (SURF) are organising a reflective event commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi on Friday 21st March. In parallel, King’s brings the work of contemporary Rwandan photographers to international audiences … Continue Reading »

Reaching Rwanda

Young British people are highly engaged in supporting survivors of the Rwandan genocide thanks to the efforts of dedicated teachers. Sam Hunt, Deputy Head at the UK’s Sandhurst School and Chair of SURF, has been working with young people through … Continue Reading »

House of Memory

Survivors Fund (SURF) has transferred ownership of the Kamonyi Centre, a purpose-built site for the preservation of the memory of the Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, as told by survivors, to Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).  This … Continue Reading »

Reflections

As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »