We are a not-for-profit organisation working to empower children and young people through education and participation
Education for empowerment
and poverty alleviation
Children and young people’s participation in sustainable community development and peace building

Our mission

To inspire children and young people in Africa through education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase their participation in making the world a better place.

Our vision

A society where children and young people have equal access to education and participate in building communities in which they can grow up happy, healthy and confident.


Our ‘Be The Change’ Movement SODEI is youth inspired, youth driven and youth led. A platform to promote education for self-reliance, peace and sustainable development. We work to empower youths by providing educational and training opportunities for self-reliance. We inspire new generation youths towards alternatives to crime, violence and radicalisation. Our work is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 with specific focus on Goals 4, 5, 8, 10 and 16.

The Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity amongst all communities. The initiative seeks to strengthen universal peace through recognising that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. SODEI is committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. We believe that the SDGs provide a new opportunity and renewed commitment for more robust approaches in tackling the challenges of the 21st Century. We are specifically inspired by Goal 4 on Quality Education. We believe education is the key to unlocking potential and the foundation for peaceful and sustainable development. Education provides opportunities for youth empowerment and poverty eradication, it keeps youths away from crime, violence and radicalisation.

Together we want to break down the barriers which are preventing youths from receiving the best start in life. We will use this site to report on daily issues facing these youths and pioneer projects and engage in research which we believe will help encourage this change.

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