Turning Pain into Hope. Photo by Whitney Shefte.

Turning Pain into Hope

Rwanda’s children of rape are coming of age — against the odds. By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post. Angel was 11 the last time her mother tried to kill her. She remembers the handful of rat poison pellets, the urging: Take … Continue Reading »

Kwibuka 23

Dear Friends, As we commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi for the twenty-third year, we want to thank our supporters for their continued support that enables us to continue to deliver the work we are undertaking to rebuild the lives … Continue Reading »

Sexual Violence

In the September 2016 edition of the Clinical Psychology Forum journal, SURF Clinical Psychology, Dr Jemma Hogwood has co-authored (with Dr Khadj Rouf), a paper on Genocide and Mass Sexual Violence: Psychological Support for Women Survivors in Rwanda. The paper, which … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2015/16, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. The Annual Report is a summation of the many projects and activities undertaken by Survivors Fund (SURF). … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

Survivors Fund (SURF) in partnership with AERG (Association of Student Genocide Survivors) has just completed the first year of our ELE Project, though funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The ELE Project is focused on “Empowering Vulnerable Young … Continue Reading »

GWEP Evaluation

A three-year Survivors Fund project has significantly improved the income and wellbeing of 13,453 widowed survivors and their dependents, external evaluators have concluded. The Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP) also exceeded its targets to reduce the number of survivor households … 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 »

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 »