About Us

Learn more about our vision, mission and goals.

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Our Vision

A society where sustainable development is achieved for women, youth and children

Our Mission

To make development happen for women, youth, and children through good governance and education.

Our goals

To produce an enlightened and empowered citizenry through education and good governance.

Improving lives of women, youth and children is our focus.

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Who we are

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.

SSDO remains strongly committed to the vision of making development happen for women, youth and children, thus with our 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.

Our strategy

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.

We believe that:

  •  A just, democratic, and prosperous Nigeria is possible, where citizens’ full participation is guaranteed and, economic opportunities and democratic dividends accrue to all.
  •  Education is a prerequisite for economic and social advancement and should be accessible to all Nigerians.
  •  Economic empowerment for women and youth is essential to break intergenerational poverty.
  • A life free from violence is achievable for women and girls

Sustainable development goal.

What we do

Since its inception in 2001, SOUTH SAHARAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION  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.

South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) recognizes that Nigeria is plagued by a dearth of economic opportunities, unresponsive governance institutions and a youthful population devoid of the skills to change the tide. As such, our strategic plan for the next five years (2021 – 2025) hopes to address the underlying causes by prioritizing the following strategic objectives:

Objectives and Strategic Actions
1. To respond to cross-cutting governance issues across the Nigerian geopolitical landscape
2. To expand educational opportunities for the burgeoning youthful population.

Meet our amazing team

the faces behind our success

We couldn’t do it without them

Stanley Ilechukwu

Executive Director

Udoamaka Okoye

Finance/Admin Manager

Udochukwu Egwim

Head of Programs

Nkem Awachie Agu

Programs Lead
(Good Governance)

Ernest Chidera Shedrach

IT Officer

Obianuju Ezeike

Health Officer

Stella Ani

Human Resources & Administrations Officer

Blessing Uchendu

Child Protection/
Gender officer

Olusomi Oduguwa

Communication Officer

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