Who are we?

Support Trust for African Development (STAD) founded as Sudanese Orphans Support Trust (SOST) was officially registered in 2002 as an independent non-profit organization. The main founding goal was to support the education of Sudanese refugee orphans in Northern Uganda. But in 2004, STAD expanded its activities to include socioeconomic, health, women and youth capacity empowerment, peacebuilding & environmental protection programs for the less privileged groups (women, orphans, refugees, youth and the elderly) for self-reliance and positive change in their lives and their communities. STAD derives its motivation from the famous Chinese saying “feed a hungry man today, he will be hungry; teach him how to fish, he can have food tomorrow; educate his child (ren), you have given him a future.


The mission of Support Trust for African Development (STAD) is to support the less privileged groups: women, orphans, refugees, elderly and youth through supporting in education/ training in market-orientated (life) skills for economic activities for self-reliance in Uganda and South Sudan respectively (The Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region)


STAD envisions chances of greater participation in economic and peacebuilding activities for self-reliance and improved living conditions of the less privileged groups in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa for peaceful co-existence

What we do and where

We work and support local communities through our partner organisations in Northern Uganda and South Sudan on programs such as health and water and Sanitation education, HIV/Aids/ Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Gender equality, Human, Women and Children’ rights; Social Gender/Domestic-Based Violence (SGDBV), Peacebuilding and peaceful co-existence, Girl child education and eradication of harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early and forced girl child marriages Family values education, Adult literacy, Entrepreneurship/income-generating life hoods, and life skills-oriented training for self-reliance. STAD is also involved in the implementation of the Dutch National Action Plan (NAP3) project entitled Women and Girls for Change Alliance (WG4CA) in South Sudan under the United Nations Security Council Resolution No (UNSCRN) 1325: Women, Peace and Security: https://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/wps/

You can be involved/support us by:

We welcome both financial and non-financial support: All STAD board members are volunteers with different expertise and experiences. You could help with fundraising (developing new fundraising ideas and events), website and social media use to promote our work, project proposal and reports & newsletters writing etc. Your expertise and experience will significantly contribute to better the work of the organization. See website: www.s-t-a-d.org

For more information contact:

Florence A. Andrew

Chairperson STAD.

Tel. (+31) 06 18565766 Email: Florencete@live.nl

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