An AVEGA-Agahozo member receives a Kitchen Garden to help ensure a regular supply of food during the COVID-19 restrictions

New UK Aid Direct Grant

Survivors Fund (SURF) and AVEGA Agahozo have been awarded a new UK Aid Direct grant to directly respond to the impact of COVID-19. This is a UK Government challenge fund that supports civil society organisations to be a force for … Continue Reading »

SURF/N4A/AERG Youth Counselling Group

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

With our excellent international partner, Network for Africa, and our local partner AERG, Survivors Fund (SURF) is providing counselling support for hundreds of vulnerable orphans. Through socially-distanced group counselling, through house calls and by telephone, we try to equip people … Continue Reading »

The Responsibilities of NGOs

A new book by Noam Schimmel, Advancing International Human Rights Law Responsibilities of Development NGOs: Respecting and Fulfilling the Right to Reparative Justice for Genocide Survivors in Rwanda published by Palgrave Macmillan this month explores the potential responsibilities to respect, … Continue Reading »

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day 2020 earlier this month, on 10th October, Survivors Fund (SURF) and GAERG produced a short film to raise awareness of the mental health situation of Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. … Continue Reading »

Older Genocide Widow

International Day of Older Persons

1st October marks the International Day of Older Persons, on which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres comments: “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting … Continue Reading »

Reaching Rwanda 2020

Reaching Rwanda 2020

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2019/20, we outline here our current work on our Reaching Rwanda project. Sandhurst School has been running its ground-breaking Reaching Rwanda project in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF) since 2008. Pioneered … Continue Reading »