What is OPAD?

The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) is an international non-profit and non-government organization headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

OPAD actively works toward poverty eradication and alleviation by promoting human rights, climate change, and sustainable development.

Our Mission is to mitigate the problems presented by poverty, promote positive climate change, and support international laws protecting humanitarian values across cultures. 

OPAD Services

Poverty Alleviation

Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development are core areas of OPAD focus

Human Rights

Democracy and Human Right Promotion are pivot area of OPAD focus

Climate Change

Climate Change and Human Health are core areas of OPAD focus.

European Volunteer Service (EVS)

European Voluntary Service (EVS) Has A Significant And Growing Presence Worldwide.

International Internships

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

European Projects

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

Adult Education

The Swedish language courses give an introduction to Swedish language and culture.

Conference

Registration to the 1st Global Youth Leaders Conference is required for all participants.

Swedish Language

The Swedish language courses give an introduction to Swedish language and culture.

Workshop

The Swedish language courses give an introduction to Swedish language and culture.

Skills Training

OPAD delivers high quality Skills Training, customized workplace training in building maintenance.

Computer Courses

Computer Skills | E-Mail Skill | Word Processing Skills | Web Skills.

Volunteer at OPAD

Volunteering is a great way to become more involved in your local community and to gain valuable skills. Volunteers make a very valuable contribution to our work, through local people volunteering as part of their training through to established business people contributing their time to support our work.

Make a Contribution

Working for sustainable peace and development is a partnership work. So we are kindly asking you to join us by contributing your resources or assistance (human effort, time, advice, finance and materials) for assisting every individuals living on the edge in marginalized communities, your contribution can make grate changes towards achieving sustainable peace and development.

Help us in another way

OPAD encourages people (both youth and activists) who would like to volunteer and serve with its programmes to bring its vision and mission to reality and success.

  • Tell your friends about us
  • Help make your neighbourhood a safer place (Nattvandring)
  • Share our work to social media

Our Team

OPAD has an ambitious strategy to eradicate poverty and contribute to sustainable development by promoting human rights based on a cultural approach. Our CEO and Executive Directors are responsible for shaping our goals and ensuring we achieve them. They are guided by and are accountable to our Board of trustees.

Frank Kanu

Chief Executive Director

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John Allie

Deputy Chief Executive Director

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Members

Abdul Miah

Jane Nakibuka

Isatu Bangura

Unisa Bangura

Joseph Babbdi Johns

Peter Kamara

Salifu Trawallie

Our diverse staff are led by our chief executive and the executive director, who are accountable to The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) board of trustees.

OUR STAFF

The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) Sweden is the global headquarter for all OPAD offices in the world. This consist of 15 OPAD countries offices, with an ambitious strategy is to eradicate poverty and contribute to sustainable development, promote human right based approach, democracy and issues relating to climate change to make the world a better place. The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) Sweden is the delivery body for the programme activity of OPAD branches globally.

  • OPAD was the perfect place to be an intern!  I could tell they were not just a team, but also a family. I knew I was going to feel very comfortable and happy working with them, and that I would learn a lot!

    Nuria Tarragona, Spain From Barcelona
  • Extremely activated, organized and updated. Also, the connections they have with the local community helped me get socialized easier.

    Eleni Pisoka, Greece From Greece
  • I am very happy and feel very lucky that I am a part of this organization.  Thank you OPAD for your trust, support and sincerity!

    Abdullah Yavuz, Turkey From Turkey

Get in touch

For assistance, contribution, enquiries or further information you may want to ask about OPAD, please contact us.

Sakthusgatan 15
12172 Johanneshov
Stockholm, Sweden.
Tel: +46-854661856
Fax: +46 -854672477
Email: info@opad.eu, office@opad.eu

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