Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2015/16, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. The Annual Report is a summation of the many projects and activities undertaken by Survivors Fund (SURF). … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

Survivors Fund (SURF) in partnership with AERG (Association of Student Genocide Survivors) has just completed the first year of our ELE Project, though funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The ELE Project is focused on “Empowering Vulnerable Young … Continue Reading »

GWEP Evaluation

A three-year Survivors Fund project has significantly improved the income and wellbeing of 13,453 widowed survivors and their dependents, external evaluators have concluded. The Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP) also exceeded its targets to reduce the number of survivor households … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »

Sam Munderere, SURF Chief Executive

Leadership

Survivors Fund (SURF) has announced the appointment of its first ever Rwanda-based Chief Executive, following the resignation of Françoise Lemagnen. “We are very pleased to welcome Samuel Munderere as our new Chief Executive. He is a popular choice and given … Continue Reading »

Francoise (SURF) and Françoise Foundation Rwanda counsellor

Change

As many of you already know, I took the difficult decision recently to step down as Chief Executive of SURF, that I announced in Rwanda in August. I shall be making way back to France from the UK and Rwanda, … Continue Reading »

Women’s Work

UKAid’s DfiD assessment of The Widowed Survivors’ Empowerment Project (WSEP), awarded to SURF and AVEGA, a 3-year programme that ended in March 2015, says, “Overall we have appraised your reported performance as A+”. According to DfiD “It is the group dynamics that … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2014/15, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. The Annual Report is a summation of the many projects and activities undertaken by Survivors Fund (SURF). … Continue Reading »

SURF Trustee, Liliane Umubyeyi on a visit to SURF Programmes

Trust(ee)

SURF is looking for a new Trustee to take on the role of Treasurer. Trustees play an important part in our life and work. They give their own time and skills to supporting the most vulnerable  in Rwanda, without financial … Continue Reading »

Nyira’s House

As the Rwandan Government winds down the work of the Fund for the Support of Genocide Survivors (FARG) in housing and secondary school education, some survivors are still left with poor housing. SURF is therefore pleased to be able to … Continue Reading »