African Scottish Development Organisation (ASDO)
ASDO is an African initiated and African led organisation for the development of Africans in the developing and developed world.ASDO will work directly with registered grass root organisations in developing world and Africans in diasporas to develop in the areas of health, education and culture.
To raise awareness and mobilise resources on issues affecting development of Africans and to work in collaboration with grass root organisations to ensure Africans reach their full development potential.
ASDO works in collaboration with local governments, development organisations, non-governmental organisations and community based organisations at the grass-root rural areas where the need for development is needed most. ASDO will aim to empower development projects in Africa to be sustainable and capable of becoming self sufficient in the long term. ASDO aims to build up the existing systems. This is done through capacity building, improving access to resources and exchange of technology/information.
ASDO has two arms. The first arm deals with vulnerable groups in Scotland, including asylum seekers, refugees and homeless or racially/sexually abused persons. The second arm deals with international partnership with volunteers travelling to Africa and helping to transfer technology and development skills. ASDO aims to match up residents in Scotland who are interested in volunteering abroad with development projects in Africa who can make use of their skills. Rather than giving out hand outs, ASDO is committed to building up the capacity of vulnerable groups, thus making them independent and sustainable. The developmental foot prints of ASDO will be left in sands of the African nations that benefit from ASDO’s activities.