Sustainable Rural Community Development (SURCOD) is a local non-governmental organisation that is currently working in Nsanje district. The mission of the organisation is to improve the livelihoods of rural communities by generating economic, agricultural, educational and cultural empowerment.
Sustainable Rural Community Development is looking for volunteers to work indifferent project. We are implementing agricultural projects, gender and human rights, climate change and afforestation, savings and economic empowerment, youth development and the music project. We are interested to host volunteers in these fields.
We arrange accommodation based on volunteer preferences as we understand that there are other volunteers who has an interest to be hosted in the rural areas and learn the culture
As a local based organisation we are very much challenged, we are looking for volunteers who may be able to work with us virtually. Our website is not updated often, We are interested that our work should be featured on the social media, we have lots of intervention we are implementing which are not yet featured on the social media. Our organisation would not create good projects without research and learning, we are very much interested to partner with people who may support us in research and learning, if your are thinking of supporting in this you are welcome to contact us and we hope that you will find lots of interesting activities. We are also looking for volunteers throughout the world to support us in fundraising, We are very open to work with you in this field. We accept all modes of fundraising. If you feel that you can support us in this you are welcome to drop us a mail and we will come back to you to discuss the modality. Please try us and you will see your impact.
Sustainable Rural Community Development is a local non-governmental organisation creating opportunities for lasting improvement in peoples’ lives.
In Malawi we work in Nsanje in collaboration with Nsanje District Council and communities to implement development interventions reaching over the rural people. Over the past five years we have gained significant experience across a range of areas including agriculture; climate change and disaster risk management; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); economic empowerment; malaria prevention and control, safe motherhood and; community mobilisation and capacity building at district, and community level; and cross-cutting work on HIV/AIDS, gender, rights and environment.
We have also partnered with various organisations such as Amaidi Global, Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia, Volkart Vision Foundation, Vitamin Angels, A Safe World for Women, and many other many local NGOs in Malawi. We work with the recognised district structures and community structures (village development committees, area development committees, school committees, parents and teacher committees, village health committees, etc.) to enable the effective development and delivery of district plans. We also develop the capacity of community structures as an essential step in enhancing people’s choices, opportunities and capacity to participate effectively in society. We focus on holistic, integrated programmes which have a practical and meaningful impact on rural people’s lives in order to achieve our strategic objectives. In the context of project development we always prioritise the needs of the local communities as the owners of the initiative and for sustainability's sake.