Who We Are
South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO)
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. 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. 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.

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe in a just, democratic and prosperous Nigeria is possible;
We believe that education can transform Nigeria and should be a basic right for all citizens;
We believe that access to healthcare especially for women and youth is fundamental and a necessary first step for development;
We believe that democracy can only be sustained and meaningful if citizens’ full participation is guaranteed;
We believe that economic empowerment for women and youth is essential to break intergenerational poverty;
We believe that a life free from violence is achievable for women and girls.
What We Do
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.

Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Provide girls and boys with education and skills to expand choice.
  • See Projects
  • Good Governance
  • Strenghten democracy by empowering citizens to become more instrusive in governance.
  • See Projects
  • Health
  • Protect women and children’s health by providing HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Health and Nutrition education.
  • See Projects
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
  • Nurture, support and empower women to protect them from violence and re-establish their human rights.
  • See Project
  • Household Economic Strengthening
  • Provide women and youth with financial and non financial services and tools to strengthen and improve their skills and income.
  • See Projects