Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation
Taking Participatory Development to the Rural
Sustainable Rural Community Development Organization wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Who We Are
SURCOD’s Vision & Mission:
SURCOD works to create communities that are self-sustained, where the population is healthy and fully empowered, and where all people are equal, know their rights and create their own development initiatives. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of rural communities by generating economic, agricultural, educational and cultural empowerment, and by promoting health and gender equality through the mobilization, training, education and entertainment of all women, men and children.
The Organisation was established and got registered on 17th May, 2010. It was further registered as a member of Council of Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi [CONGOMA] in 2011 and in 2012 it was also Registered as a member of Non Governemental Organisation Board of Malawi
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
To strengthen farmers to own backyard gardening
To teach farmers sustainable methods of farming without using harmful chemicals
To encourage farmers to grow nutritious crops and fruits within their vicinity
To train farmers how to make compost manure to improve soil fertility
To promote one drop irrigation as a model off sustainable water management
COMPUTER FOR YOUTH
The day of many youth in Chikwawa is characterized by more idle time; very few youth in Chikwawa have the chance to attend tertiary education as most of the parents cannot afford paying for such school fees. Many of the youth have idle time with very few supporting their parents in Agriculture activities, because of this idle time many of the youth are indulged in bad behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse, for girls because of poverty some are indulged in multiple sex which make them vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. In the villages around Chikwawa early marriage is also a problem. There is no any recreation hall in Chikwawa which can make the youth busy with other activities, though the Government of Malawi is preaching about Community College; Chikwawa Boma has no any institution of such kind where the youth can have a chance to learn some skills. The opening of the computer for youth would also support the youth to open up and have more productive days.