Students Against Destructive Actions and Decisions (SADAD)

Contact Information

  • Where – Liberia (Western Africa)
  • Contact Person – Haje L. Paasewe
  • Email –
  • Address – Clara Town, Bushrod Island, 1000, Monrovia

Areas of Expertise

Students Against Destructive Actions and Decisions (SADAD) has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

Aim and Objectives:

  • Motivate Liberians especially youth in service leadership by engaging them in purposeful activities aim at solving social problems, which threaten Liberia’s future.
  • Promote understanding among the different group groups through peace initiatives and forums and the sharing of information.
  • To have an inclusive society with equal opportunity which will produce a peaceful country.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

SADAD engages young people on a weekly and monthly basis through peace forums and discussions that is directly about peace and young people’s contribution towards it. SADAD’s peace clubs in schools serve as the perfect platform to make young people the driving force of conflict transformation and peace building.

In 2013, SADAD initiated a youth-led media program “My Space” using the radio and social media to bring youth and policy makers face to face in disclosing issues that affect young people and also allowing them to have a say on national policies.

SADAD engages in dialogue and makes recommendations for actions that contribute to conflict transformation.

Where and with Whom?

SADAD carries out it works in three of the 15 counties of Liberia (Montserrado, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties. It work is focused on densely-populated and slum counties with larger youth populations that are vulnerable to violence/conflict because of their social and economic status.

SADAD works with other NGO/Civil Society organizations, government institutions and at times political parties especially during election periods.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

Liberia as a post-war country with up to 64% youth population. SADAD’s programs target young people through the following means:

  • Establishing peace Clubs and conflict resolution centers in schools and communities to directly work with young people through monthly peace forums and discussions around conflict resolution and how they can contribute to Liberia’s fragile peace.
  • Child and youth development through a program called ‘KIDs For Tomorrow’, working directly with children through play and mentorship.
  • Advocacy and Youth-led Media program (My Space) – ended due to lack of funding – brought youth and policy makers face-to-face to discuss issues that affect them and get them involve into the decision making process of the state especially ones that directly affect youth.

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