The Somali Integration and Development Association (SIDA) is a voluntary association founded in 1989 initially to serve the needs of the Somali community in South London but now works in partnership with Somalis throughout the UK and overseas. In 2009, SIDA merged with 2 other Somali community organisations – Aylesbury Somali Women's Health Project and Southwark Somali Women's Group which increased capacity to serve the community and allowed us to develop a special focus on helping Somali women. SIDA continues to grow as we take on more local, national and international matters concerning integration and development
Our mission is to help Somali communities improve the quality of their lives enabling them to become fully empowered and play an effective role in their local society. Work is for the common good and collective well-being; we bring people together, sharing knowledge and coordinating developmental activity, opinion and insight.
SIDA is governed by a Board of 8 Trustees which has overall responsibility for governance and management of the organisation – they undergo constant development to maintain skills and appropriateness to govern the organisation.
Staff and Volunteers – SIDA has a full time Co-ordinator and 2 part time staff (Health Worker & Female Specialist Advice Worker) supported by 2 regular volunteers – this team delivers the roster of services and programmes.
Our Target Groups Include:
Families Groups >>
Children, Youth and Parents >>
Our Legal Structure:
SIDA is a registered charity number 1084999 (Registered 14th February 2001).
Additional capacity to deliver our programmes is achieved through effective partnerships which have been developed with the Southwark Somali Forum and the Ocean Somali Community Association (OSCA). These partners contribute staff secondments and funding to deliver programmes in Southwark together with SIDA.