2011 Appeal

2011 Appeal

At the end of each year Survivors Fund (SURF) launches an appeal to raise funds for one of our priority programmes, which this year is a call for funding to support our programme of sponsorship for young survivors at university. … Continue Reading »


SURF on Buzzbank

Survivors Fund (SURF) is proud to announce that it is one of the pioneering ventures on buzzbank, the social venture hothouse. Buzzbank is an online marketplace connecting social ventures with backers, supporters and cheerleaders. Buzzbank backers find ventures they like and … Continue Reading »

IBUKA Newsletter Cover

Communication Matters

IBUKA, the umbrella body of survivor’s organisations in Rwanda, published today its first newsletter, which reports news of the 15 members that operate under its umbrella. IBUKA will publish this newsletter at least twice a year, which will set out … Continue Reading »

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is all about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV. SURF’s new HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) funded by Comic Relief encompasses that work. Whilst in … Continue Reading »

Rwanda Marathon

Rwanda Marathon

Survivors Fund (SURF) is partnering with Msaada to support its Rwanda Marathon 2011. Msaada is a Dorset-based charity which like SURF supports the work of the Eastern Region branch of AVEGA Agahozo in Rwamagana. For the first time next year, Mssada … Continue Reading »

Charles, a survivor of Bisesero


On the journey back from my visit to Cyangugu, we took the stunning (but bumpy) Lake Kivu road to return to Kigali via Bisesero. Bisesero is the most significant site of resistance during the genocide. It is a place of … Continue Reading »

SURF Fellows

The SURF Fellowship

I had the honour today of attending the first annual gathering of the young survivors which Survivors Fund (SURF) has sponsored, or is sponsoring, through university. SURF is currently sponsoring 84 students at university, and a further 61 students have … Continue Reading »