SADA has the vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan”. We will be unable to reach to this vision unless we pay thoughtful attention to child protection from any kind of abuse. It is our mission not only to campaign for the rights of children but also to take practical action up to the extent of our finance possibility.
Despite child protection being one of the main working areas, SADA pay serious attention to maintain the child rights in all projects included but not limited to health, agricultural, infrastructure, capacity-building, education, food-security and emergency response.
SADA has been seeking ways to provide basic health services, education, security and safety facilities to the poor and vulnerable children in Afghanistan through establishing/developing partnerships with donor community, partner organizations, relevant governmental departments and the communities as well.
SADA as an active advocate of child rights in Afghanistan is highly committed to make the children as equal citizens of the country in the sense of fulfilling their basic rights of foods, education, Health and security.
Please kindly refer to SADA’s Child Protection Policy for additional information.
Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political Humanitarian and Development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred.
SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality and free education, improving health system, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA has started its first operation in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total fund of $12,657 in 1996. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by establishing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child – Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA has been able to successfully implement over three hundred small and large humanitarian and developmental projects in various sectors across the country. Those projects have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands needy people. SADA built up strong relationships with communities and gained a particular acceptance among the local people.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has good reputation among donor organizations, government officials, Community elders and other stakeholders.