We believe in making Development happen through Education and good Governance.

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 favorably 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 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. More

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, allies, community platforms and structures, SSDO uses reflections and lessons from these programmes, to give voice to community people, economically empower the poor, seek good accountable governance, people centered policies and improve public services in Nigeria.

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