Kevine (centre) with two of her employees at the pig farm she has established

Pig Farming

The second of two articles from Adrian Veale (Project Umubano Kigali Business Training Coordinator and Survivors Fund (SURF) Trustee) on the recent visit by UK business leaders from Project Umubano, the UK Conservative Party International Development Social Action Programme. It was great … Continue Reading »


In July, three of the trustees from the Survivors Fund (SURF) UK Board, Sam Hunt (Chair), Adrian Veale (Treasurer) and Will Goodhand, visited Rwanda. The team undertook work with survivors providing business training for 50 young people from AERG (National Student’s Association of Genocide Survivors), … Continue Reading »

MPs Debate

Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, calls to remember survivors and highlights the importance of reparation and justice in yesterday’s UK Parliamentary backbench business debate, agreeing on a motion related to the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The full debate … Continue Reading »


As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »


Today marked the finale of Project Umubano, with two sessions as the culmination of our community and business projects. In the morning, an array of SURF’s partner organisations pitched their projects to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide to … Continue Reading »

A Day in SURF

Guest post from David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). In my post as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), I travel to Rwanda three times a year. Each summer, I accompany the UK Conservative Party on Project Umubano, which is … Continue Reading »

Umubano 2013

Back in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) assisted the UK Conservative Party to organise Project Umubano, a two-week international social action programme for party members to provide them with a unique first-hand experience of international development. Developed in 2007 by Andrew … Continue Reading »


In a debate in the House of Commons today on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), Members of Parliament spoke movingly about the importance of Holocaust education and commemoration, and in particular the valuable work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day … 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 »