Infrastructure development is necessary for enhancing the living conditions and standards. SADA has 26 years experience implementing the infrastructure development projects and programs in several provinces. Most of the work has been done in sheltering for internally displaced people, distribution of solar panels, construction of gabion system, construction of canals, rehabilitation of water storages and reservoirs, restoration of Karez systems for potable water and construction of culverts and water wells.
Some of the implemented projects in infrastructure development are as bellow:
Equal Financial Ceiling Project, worth USD 1.4 million funded by Royal Netherland Embassy. A community development project which included the construction of shelter houses, rehabilitation of water wells and installation of hand pumps.
Construction of high schools in four districts in Kandahar province, which included Dund district funded by MRRD, Shah WaliKot district funded by IOM, Shorawak district funded by DFID & DOUCH and Spin Boldak district by UNOPS. The total amount the projects was USD 1.2 million.
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.