With the help and partnership of local and international agencies, the broad purposes of SCERDO are to promote the educational needs for all Somalis at home and around the world. Second, SCERDO will advocate the needs of rural Somalia including economic development, community enhancement, environmental protection,and effective use of available resources. SCERDO believes that education and rural development is a pre-requisite for the social and economic development of Somalia.
Volunteers provide the majority of SCERDO’s work. This includes professional training at each project site, mentorship of the local project partners, participating in community events, assisting with the building projects, and gathering resources in Canada and in the Somali communities around the world.
Our Vision is to create an effective and dynamic atmosphere in which SCERDO, Somali communities and partner organizations work together in advancing education and sustainable development of our community. In other words, SCERDO provide an essential development needs of the community while, at the same time, promoting self-reliance and sustainable economic social development.
SCERDO is a federally incorporated non-profit and charitable organization which is committed to promote crucial education and development needs for Somalis at home and around the world. SCERDO believes that education and rural development is a pre-requisite for the social and economic development of Somalia.
Using community development and “hands on” approaches, SCERDO sponsors projects in Canada and Somalia that will serve as platforms for further development or models for future projects in both communities in Canada and Somalia. On a project-by-project basis, SCERDO works with community leaders and local organizations to build upon the educational or developmental needs of the community. These community partners participate fully in the planning,implementation and future development of the project.