Emmanuel

Emmanuel Kayitare is 20 years old, currently S2 at Musambira Secondary School in the Kamonyi District. What Emmanuel values in life is to study.  His message to other children like him, “…is to feel easy at their problems even though … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »

Ray of Hope

In 1994, people of Rwanda suffered horrible atrocities. But here’s a ray of hope. By Brandon Weber. Reposted from Upworthy. November 2015. November 2. In 1994, a civil war had been raging for four years in the country of Rwanda. Then, … Continue Reading »

The End

“We must raise the final £60,000 or our Foundation Rwanda programme closes in 2016.”  Yes. You read that right. It is a stark headline but it is the truth. We are a small team and we believe in full transparency, … Continue Reading »

Sam Munderere, SURF Chief Executive

Leadership

Survivors Fund (SURF) has announced the appointment of its first ever Rwanda-based Chief Executive, following the resignation of Françoise Lemagnen. “We are very pleased to welcome Samuel Munderere as our new Chief Executive. He is a popular choice and given … Continue Reading »

Francoise (SURF) and Françoise Foundation Rwanda counsellor

Change

As many of you already know, I took the difficult decision recently to step down as Chief Executive of SURF, that I announced in Rwanda in August. I shall be making way back to France from the UK and Rwanda, … Continue Reading »

Ibyiza

Survivors Fund (SURF) is partnering with filmmakers Soenke C Weiss and Gerrit Hahn in a revenue-share of all proceeds generated from their documentary film – Ibyiza Birimbere. Ibyiza Birimbere is Kinyarwanda and means “The best is still to come”. The protagonists of … Continue Reading »

SURF Community Counselling Group, 2014

Counselling – Rebuilding

An innovative counselling project, that delivers support through a community approach to women with children born of rape, demonstrates its success as a model of best practice for rape victims, new research has shown. It suggests that the groups, established … Continue Reading »

Mothers say Thank You

Aburukundo

A group of mothers, victims of rape committed during the genocide, who have attended our community counselling programme, gave us a big surprise last week. They presented us with a thank you gift for the psychological support they have received … Continue Reading »