Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Rwandan history and the testimonies of the Foundation Rwanda mothers show us that  systemic racism and violence are not new. Our hearts go out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson … Continue Reading »

Clare and Elizabeth

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Five years ago today, on 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to … Continue Reading »

Foundation Rwanda Group Members

Foundation Rwanda Update

Happy Holidays to our extended Foundation Rwanda Family!  Times are still hard for many survivors in Rwanda, particularly in light of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the ongoing release of genocide convicts over … Continue Reading »

SURF Vocational Training Students

The Big Give

The Coles-Medlock Foundation have committed a £5,000 matching grant to our Foundation Rwanda programme for the vocational education and counselling of 40 young people born to women survivors raped during the genocide next year if we can raise an additional £15,000 through The … Continue Reading »

SURF's Community Counselling Initiative

Charity Film Awards

Survivors Fund (SURF), and our partner Network for Africa, have both submitted short films directed by Andrew Sutton of Eco2 to the Charity Film Awards. Voting is now open, so your support in casting a vote for us would be … Continue Reading »

Foundation Rwanda

Foundation Rwanda

Since Foundation Rwanda’s inception in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been a key partner in providing life-changing services to the Foundation Rwanda families, addressing the education and counselling needs of young people conceived by rape during the 1994 genocide committed … Continue Reading »

Angel stands in front of the house she shares with her mother in Rwanda's Ngoma sector on Feb. 26. Tourism is her dream career. Her backup plan is selling tomatoes (Whitney Shefte, Washington Post)

Angel and Jacqueline

Sunlight streams through Angel’s window, catching her metallic hoop earrings. She sits at a wooden table next to her mother, Jacqueline. They split a loaf of bread for breakfast and wash it down with tea. Jacqueline sprinkles brown sugar into … Continue Reading »