Each year SURF publishes an Annual Report of our work. We are currently in the process of finalising our Annual Report for 2011, and preview here a review of our year, as documented by the Co-Chairs of Survivors Fund (SURF), … Continue Reading »


In partnership with AERG (Association of Student Survivors of Genocide), Survivors Fund (SURF) has helped to develop the Kigali Language Exchange (KLE), which is delivering high quality, affordable English language training to all in Kigali. What is unique about the initiative is that 70% … Continue Reading »

2012 Preview

The year ahead will be a pivotal time for Survivors Fund (SURF) as well as for survivors of the genocide. Our primary focus will be supporting AVEGA Agahozo to extend the organisation’s work to support widows and orphans of the … Continue Reading »

Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »


Kamembe is the base of AVEGA Western Region (AWR). Survivors Fund (SURF) provided the initial grant to establish the office of AWR in 2003, and through our current grant for the HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) from Comic Relief we … Continue Reading »

Denying denialism

The comment of Edward Herman and David Peterson (Rwanda and Srebrenica, 19 July) in the Guardian that “the standard account of the “Rwandan genocide” is monumentally flawed” ranks alongside the parallel claim of that other discredited revisionist historian, David Irving … Continue Reading »

Green Light

Green Light

A key component of the Education into Employment programme that Survivors Fund (SURF) supports in partnership with AERG (Student Survivors Association) is a career development newsletter – Green Light. As we publish the sixth issue, we share that with you … Continue Reading »

Rwandan Visit

Rwanda Visit

Next week I will be heading to Rwanda on a visit to follow up a number of projects – as well as to complete our annual report. Highlights, on which I look forward to reporting further on in due course, will … Continue Reading »

A mentoring session in progress


A critical component of the Education into Employment (EiE) programme which Survivors Fund (SURF) has developed in partnership with the Student’s Association of Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) is a mentoring scheme. EiE supports disadvantaged youth, many of whom are … Continue Reading »