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Empowering Secondary School Leavers

With funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF), the National Student’s Association of Genocide Survivors in Rwanda (AERG) implemented the “Empowering Vulnerable Young Survivors who have left Secondary School to Create, … Continue Reading »

Beneficiaries of SURF's Foundation Rwanda programme

SURF’s Annual Report

Each year Survivors Fund (SURF) publishes its Annual Report and Accounts, which are officially filed with the Charity Commission. They are thus publicly available to download and read here. Over the course of the coming weeks, we will share some … Continue Reading »

Lucie, a genocide widow

Good Gifts for Survivors

Through funding over many years from the Good Gifts Catalogue, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust,  Survivors Fund (SURF) has extended support to thousands of widows and orphans that are beneficiaries of our ongoing livestock and livelihoods programme. This enables … Continue Reading »

Turning Pain into Hope. Photo by Whitney Shefte.

Turning Pain into Hope

Rwanda’s children of rape are coming of age — against the odds. By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post. Angel was 11 the last time her mother tried to kill her. She remembers the handful of rat poison pellets, the urging: Take … Continue Reading »

Kwibuka 23

Dear Friends, As we commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi for the twenty-third year, we want to thank our supporters for their continued support that enables us to continue to deliver the work we are undertaking to rebuild the lives … Continue Reading »

Sexual Violence

In the September 2016 edition of the Clinical Psychology Forum journal, SURF Clinical Psychology, Dr Jemma Hogwood has co-authored (with Dr Khadj Rouf), a paper on Genocide and Mass Sexual Violence: Psychological Support for Women Survivors in Rwanda. The paper, which … Continue Reading »