As we are all well aware, Africa, south of the Sahara, is regarded by many as the poster child for the “Dolorous Ds” that have afflicted humankind since the beginning of time: discord, debt, danger, drought, disease, depression, despair, desperation, destruction, doom, devastation, darkness and death.
We, at SSDO, recognize that the time has now come for the emergence of a truly developed Sub Saharan Africa. And, of course, a radical transformation of the consciousness of the individual South Saharan, lies at the heart of this emergence. With this goal clearly in focus, SSDO, and its small team of highly motivated and deeply dedicated women and men, innovate and implement programmes that foster the mental, physical and spiritual growth and wellbeing of the most marginalized and neglected members of our communities, especially women and girls.
WHAT WE DO
Since its inception in 2001, SOUTH SAHARAN has become a viable platform for many young women and men to learn about and explore their femininity and masculinity in a non-destructive, mutually reinforcing and respectful manner that empowers them to exploit their full citizenship.
We recognize that full citizenship can only be achieved through economic, political and social independence so we provide the platform for growth and improvement. We also provide women with a set of financial services and tools to strengthen their skills and maximize their income and minimize their interest in anti-social activities.