RAFIKI SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION was founded in 2005 as Community Based Organization whereby the team of founders was working for community as self-motivated volunteers. In the same year RAFIKI – SDO was registered under Tanzania NGO Act No.24 of 2002 with registration number 00NGO/00006336 to operate in Tanzania mainland.
Overall goal of RAFIKI-SDO: is to advocate for children’s rights and Youth, marginalized, vulnerable groups rights. providing training as well as conducting research and capacity building on entrepreneurial skills and cross cutting issues such as justice, gender, HIV /AIDS, skillful parenting and Reproductive health education.
The Core Values of the Rafiki-SDO that will guide in fulfilling its mission are;
Good Governance and
To advocate for children’s, youth’s , marginalized and vulnerable groups’ rights.
To promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
To train youth, marginalized and vulnerable groups entrepreneurship skills.
To advocate and lobby provision of quality education for children, youth and handicapped groups.
To Promote Girls Education.
To Promote Good Governance And Democracy.
To Promote Gender Balance, Responsibility And Equity.
To Eradicate Gender Oppression And Humiliation.
To Promote Environmental Conservation.
Improve the quality of Basic Education
Strengthen effort geared towards elimination of child labour.
Promote young people’s access to friendly sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS)
Empower youths and other groups to strengthen their livelihoods.
Strengthen the organizational capacity of RAFIKI -SDO.
RAFIKI SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
Centre For Youth & Children`s Rights
Head Office: Mhongolo Street, Ngaya Road in Kahama Town Council