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OUR MISSION
To make development happen for women, youth and children.
UPDATES/UPCOMING EVENTS
Election Updates SOUTH SAHARAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (SSDO) OBSERVING THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS.
South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) as an organization working in the area of elections and good governance amongst other thematic areas and also a member of the Nigeria Civil Society Elections Situation Room is very interested in the success of the 2015 General Elections as it is crucial to every Nigerian, particularly the electorate and elective office aspirants. There are high expectations of the outcome of the elections in various quarters, not only the political class also organizations and bodies both at the local and international levels.
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South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) provides grants to hospitals and maternity homes in Enugu State South East Nigeria. To provide HIV/AIDS positives easy access to treatment.

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Kofi SSDO participated at the Civil Society roundtable with Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security.

As events advance towards ensuring a free, fair, credible and violence free 2015 General Elections, South Saharan Social Development Organization, member of the Nigerian Election Situation Room, and other stakeholders participated in the ‘Elections with Integrity’ roundtable organized by Nigerian Election Situation Room with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

The roundtable which was held on Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 and focused on the Nigeria general elections coming up in February 2015 had Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations as Key Note Speaker. The aim of the roundtable was to address the major concerns and expectations for the forthcoming elections including, transparency, violence free elections, and respect for human rights amongst others.

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  SSDO Lauches brand new radio programme "The Awakening"

Nigeria's democracy can only be strengthened when if citizens are enlightened to their responsibilites and play an active role. With a youth population of over 50%, the involvment of young people in the democratic process cannot be over emphasized. SSDO in recognition of this is broadcasting a youth focused civic enlightenment radio programme aimed at informing, motivating and empowering youth to become active citizens. The programme is aired in the following stations Abia Pacesetter FM 103.5 by 11am -12pm every Wednesday, Anambra Purity FM 102.5 by 12pm - 1pm every Sunday, Ebonyi Unity FM, 101.5 by 1pm - 2pm every Monday, Enugu Coal City FM 92.8 by 11am - 12pm every Saturday, Imo Heartland FM 97.5 by 11am - 12pm every Tuesday.

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Ford Foundation continues support for 'Ego Anyi’ (Our Money) An Information and Discussion Programme on Budget Public Enlightenment.

The budget is the most important instrument of governance after the Constitution, as it is the means through which the social contract between the government and the governed is realised. Yet in Nigeria, many citizens neither understand nor participate in the budget process. In its second year of airing,‘Ego-Anyi’ an Igbo language information and discussion RadioProgramme on Participatory Budgeting, Citizen’s Right, good governance is ensuring that grassroots people are educated on the budget process, especially on how to participate and monitor the budget. The programme is currently being aired concurrently in the five South-East States in the following stations Enugu Dream FM, 96.5, Abia Pacesetter FM, 103.5, Anambra Purity FM, 102.5, Ebonyi Unity FM, 101.5, Imo Heartland FM 97.5.

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SSDO trains an additional 100 Traditional Birth Attendants ( TBAs) ON PMTCT/SRH, and HCT 
Under its health initiative and with support from the Positive Action Children Fund, SSDO has strengthened an additional 100 Traditional Birth Attendants in 10 communities in Enugu State with skills and knowledge to prevent HIV Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), and make referrals, to improve loss to follow-up, encourage early regular ANC attendance and post-natal care for all mothers and their babies (including HIV+ infants).conduct HIV Counselling and testing (HCT) , and provide SRH education to women of reproductive age, with the overall aim of preventing unintended pregnancies as well as, hygiene and nutrition education to improve overall care of pregnant and nursing mothers. . the total number of TBAs so far trained to 200. The project is implemented in 15 rural communities located in Udi and Ezeagu Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Enugu state, Nigeria. In Udi LGA the communities include: Okpatu, Umulumgbe, Awhum, Ukana, Ngwo, Obioma, Awkwe and Umah. In Ezeagu LGA the communities includes; Obinofia Ndiuno, Umunnba, Obelagu Umunaa, Ibite Olo and Awha Ndiagu
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SSDO advocacy for the Institutionalization of TBAs yields results.

Following years of SSDO intensive advocacy and mobilisation of key stakeholders, the Ministry of Health, Enugu state has accepted to institutionalise TBAs in the state. Following this wonderful news, the Ministry will henceforth enroll TBAs as a different cadre of Health Care Delivering Agents. This will entail the registration of all TBAs in the state. Those registered will recieve 3 months intensive training from the Ministry after which they will be issued with operating licences. Those will operating licences will be monitored by the Ministry for quality health delivery and will recieve benefit from the government such as delivery kits and other services/support from the State Ministry of Health

The ‘Save motherhood’ under the State Ministry of Health has also endorsed the institutionalization of TBA and currently support TBAs alliance within 6 LGA of Enugu State to provide quality service delivery in their various health facilities. While we are delighted with this achievement, , we recognize that TBAs are dealing with women at a very delicate stage of their lives, and therefore, need to be closely monitored and regulated. We, therefore, also advocate for the development of a state and local government regulatory framework, monitoring and supervisory system.

 
 

Private Sector Firm donates Computer Centre to SSDO

Mibelle and Fibelle a leading ICT firm in Nigeria has donated a fully equipped ICT centre to SSDO to support the training of rural youth on ICT. The centre which is located in Umueri, Anambra state will train youth and school children on basic and advanced computer applications.
   
SSDO implements FIT Consult's 'Meals on Wheels'

Finance Investments and Trade Consul (FIT Consult), a foremost finance consulting firm in Nigeria has approached SSDO to implement its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme 'Meals on Wheels' to feed indigent citizens of Enugu state. The firm whose CRS aim is for no one in Enugu to go to bed hungry aims to ultimately support SSDO to set up a soup kitchen. In the meantime, the feeding programme which feeds over 500 people a time, is being carried out once a month in Enugu town and environs. SSDO seeks other sponsors to help increase the beneficiaries of this project. Please contact us if you are interested in donating to this project.

 
The Sister Guardian Initiative extends to more communities

All over Nigeria there are community level women’s groups who come together to fundraise for any variety of programs, engage in micro-finance activities, and generally provide support for each other. SSDO is tapping into these existing community based women groups to identify women willing to ‘stand in the gap’ for women facing abuse especially but not restricted to domestic violence
Referred to as Sister Guardians (SGs) these women are trained by SSDO to provide the immediate support female victims of violence require - safety, counseling, mediation with the husband and family members in the case of domestic violence and ultimately referrals to the police and other relevant agencies for the women. In addition, they advocate against violence against women (VAW) at the community level and support abused women in prosecuting their case either at the community level with the extended family and village authorities, or the police and courts if the matter escalates to that level. The SGs then make their messages and services known by working within existing systems—for example through churches, the police, and other government social services.  The Sister Guardian system thus tweaks existing structures to strengthen the system of support for women victims of violence.

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SSDO trustees donate N1,000,000 for Women Empowerment and Capacity Building
SSDO trustees have donated 1million Naira to be given to grassroots women as micro credit. The funds have so far been disbursed to 100 women from 5 women groups in Enugu State.
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