Who we are

We are an Adaklu-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in the domains gender equality, access to education and health promotion. Over a number of years, we have organised countless meetings, group session, discussion rounds and other means as a way to promote health, education and gender equality in the communities of the Adaklu District. Our main focus is on participative methods and the use of simple and understandable messages, always tailored to local circumstances, needs and preferences.

In 2019/2020 we joined forces with a German charity, another local NGO and local community leaders to organise distribution of school bags to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Adaklu-Waya and some surrounding villages, based on our conviction that the region’s girls and young women need to be empowered to participate fully in society.

GYDF’s most recent work has been on creating and chairing local groups of individuals who have an interest in positive societal change. These groups are the Fathers Club, the Mothers Club and the Adolescents Club.

In 2020 we have been engaged in a range of activities for fighting the spread of COVID-19 and helping the rural population deal with negative side effects of safety protocols introduced, such as price hikes for convenient goods, difficulties in accessing social and health services, and stigmatisation of persons who are believed may carry the virus.

Please get in touch if you want to know more about our work!