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Children Protection

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Food Security & Livelihood

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Environmental Changes

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Water and Sanitation

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Youth Empowerment & Development

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Women Empowerment Through Vocational Training

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Girl Education

Welcome to Human Development Center (HDC)

Human Development Center (HDC) initially known as Women Empowerment Initiative (WEI) was founded in January 2006 in Mogadishu, South central Somalia and North Eastern Province Kenya as humanitarian and development organization by a group of Somali leaders who were a committed to improving the living standards, level of decision making ,quality of lives of people in various communities by providing a spectrum of services that support, guide, and educate Million people, the purpose is to provide sustainable livelihoods intervention opportunities to support the most vulnerable communities especially girl child ,women by promoting economic, political and social right of the people both in the urban and rural areas of South-Central Somalia and North Eastern part of Kenya consequently they will have access to better education, Women empowerment ,adequate primary health care, and youth development, respect the ideals of human rights, peace, community development, livelihood skills, social justice.
1     Agriculture and Food Security
Conflict, insecurity, drought and famine have defined Somalia throughout the past two decades. Currently, a third of the population (2.51 million people) is still in crisis and in need of immediate food security and livelihood assistance – over 70 percent are in the conflict-ridden South where humanitarian access is limited due to the high level of insecurity.
2     Food Security And Livelihood
HDC focuses the following program areas and three cross cutting issues primary integrated into the core programs that are geared towards community empowerment.
3     Formal Education
The educational system of Somalia was completely destroyed after the collapse of the Somali central government in 1991, Human Development Center believes that promoting education is one of the most important means to overcome and fight ignorance and poverty, with this in mind, HDC-S Organization continues to renovate old and abandoned schools, build new schools and operate and manage schools, cultural centers and institutions. Because of our work, tens of thousands of children are able to attend these schools in various regions of Somalia
4     Primary Health Care & Nutrion
Improve availability of and access to health care services for IDPs and host communities, with a special focus on vulnerable groups such as women and children, through mobile clinics or strengthening of existing services, as well as through the promotion of health behavior
5     Protection and Human Rights
Somalia, one of the world’s poorest countries, is also one of its least protective environments for children. Much of the country has been entrenched in civil conflict for over 20 years with children as young as nine forced to fight. The administration and local institutions are unable to provide children with an adequate protective environment that safeguards their rights.
6     Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is   an injury to the brain which results in deterioration in cognitive, physical, emotional or independent functioning...these impairments to cognitive abilities or physical functioning may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total disability or psychosocial maladjustment.” There are a number of common causes of ABI, listed below: Traumatic brain injury Traumatic brain injury occurs as the result of some external force being applied to the brain Stroke Stroke usually occurs as the result of a haemorrhage or blockage to the blood vessels that supply blood to the various regions of the brain Hypoxia/anoxia Hypoxia/anoxia refers to the reduced or...

Focused Programmatic Areas

HDC applies Sustainable Livelihoods approaches that provide a structure for addressing poverty and vulnerability in both development and humanitarian contexts. They have emerged from the growing realization of the need to put the poor and all aspects of their lives and means of living at the centre of development and humanitarian work, HDC will continue to uphold solidarity with the poor and marginalized, especially women and the girl child.

Our Mission

We visualize healthy, strong, and resilient children, youth, and adults of all ages living in safe and successful communities a country where all enjoy gender equality, empowerment and development.

Our Vision

HDC exists to improved and sustaining livelihood of the most vulnerable members of the community, specifically women, needy children and poor households to create opportunities build their capacity, knowledge and ability to take control of their lives and to realize their full potentials..

Core Values

Contribute to the realization of lasting peace, human development & effectively improve the poverty stricken communities that our intervention targets and enhance their resilience in the coming years.