SADA believes: “Education is the key to success for any individual, society and a nation as whole. Education is the best tool to combat against all forms of inequalities and injustices in any society. The lack of education is considered as one of the major reasons behind the four and half decades’ sufferings in Afghanistan”.
Education remains as one of the top prioritized sectors for SADA during the past 15 years. Until now SADA has implemented numerous education projects. The projects included; the establishment of CBE classes for out of school children (with particular focus on girls), female teachers training, establishing child friendly spaces for conflict affected girls and boys, constructing school building, and financially support (scholarships) for the poor students at schools and universities.
It is worth-mentioning that, SADA was the first ever local organization to successfully introduce the CBE concept in Chora and Dehrawod districts of Uruzgan and in Arghandab and ShahJoy districts of Zabul in the year 2014. In addition to that, SADA was the also first NGO to recruit higher number of female teachers in an education project in Zabul and Uruzgan provinces in 2014.
SADA as a responsible humanitarian and development organization is highly committed to continue efforts for its ultimate goal of providing quality, free and safe education services for all Afghan children with particular focus on girls’ education as they have suffered the most. SADA will also keep working on the capacity building of teachers with special attention to the female teachers.
For the ongoing education projects, please kindly refer to SADA’s updated factsheet.
Door to Door Back to School Campaign Across All CBE projects:
SADA has launched communities-wise back-to-schools campaigns across 9 districts in Zabul province. These campaigns will continue regularly across all the CBE projects implemented by SADA. The main purpose of these campaigns is encouraging community elders, religious scholars and parents to send all school-age children (particularly girls) to the nearby hub-schools and/or CBE sites. Increased access to schools and CBE sites, and maintaining maximum attendance of students in classes is the ultimate desire of SADA.
In the back-to-school campaigns SADA reaches out directly to community elders, Shura members, religious scholars and parents for the purpose of creating coordination and gaining their support for an increased enrollment ratio of students in schools and CBE sites.
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.