Kwibuka 30 Virtual Exhibition

Sandrine and her family
Sandrine and her family

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda we will be posting 30 images of the work of Survivors Fund (SURF) from across the years which has been focused on supporting survivors to rebuild their lives.

The images have been documented by Drew Sutton of eco2 over the course of 25 years of supporting and recording the work of Survivors Fund (SURF).

The images will be posted daily on our X Account, and on our Flickr account, and highlight the array of work that Survivors Fund (SURF) has undertaken across the years, and continues to undertake to this day, highlights of which include:

  • Over 15,000 genocide widows have developed livelihoods through our evidence-based wraparound support (including livelihoods training, access to finance, counselling, legal support).
  • Over 5,000 student survivors have accessed entrepreneurship and work readiness training resulting in the establishment of over 1,500 new businesses.
  • Over 2,500 women genocide survivors, raped and infected with HIV, have been supported to access lifesaving antiretroviral treatment.
  • Over 1,500 young survivors have been supported to access legal support through the AERG Legal and Counselling Helpline securing a return of assets of over $1 million for young survivors.
  • Over 850 marginalised youth born of rape to women survivors have graduated from school as a result of our education and counselling support.
  • Over 400 houses have been built for vulnerable survivors still in need of secure shelter.
  • Over 40 memorial sites have been constructed providing decent burial for over 300,000 victims of the genocide.
  • SURF has established 4 healthcare centres servicing more than 300,000 people every month.
  • Over 1,000 survivors have been supported through university and many now hold prominent positions in Rwanda

Though the numbers just tell one story. The real difference we make is to the lives of individuals, such as Sandrine pictured above. None of this would be possible without your support. So thank you. 

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