South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) is a duly registered non-profit organization in Nigeria, with a primary focus of equipping women youth and children with the social, health, economic, educational and political skills needed to survive and compete favourably in a vastly changing and urbanizing sub-Saharan Africa.

We recognize that full citizenship can only be achieved through economic, political and social independence so we provide a 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.

Since its inception in 2001, SSDO 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.


  • A just, democratic and prosperous Nigeria is possible.
  • Education can transform Nigeria and should be a basic right for all citizens
  • Access to healthcare especially for women and youth is fundamental and a necessary first step for development.
  • Democracy can only be sustained and meaningful if citizens’ full participation is guaranteed


  • To make development happen through education and good governance

In collaboration with our partners and allies, SSDO leverages on community platforms and structures to give a voice to the marginalized,  economically empower the poor, seek accountable governance, advocate for people-centred policies and improve public services in Nigeria.

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