Who we are

OPAD is an acronym representing, The Organization for poverty Alleviation and Development. It is an international, non-profit and non-governmental organization that has its headquarters in Stockholm – Sweden. OPAD works actively towards Poverty Eradication, the promotion of human rights, democracy, climate change and sustainable development.

Operations

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Adult Education

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

Drumming Lesson

Drumming can benefit drummers of all abilities, it is an amazing experience.

Conference

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

Seminar

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.

Seamstress Training

We offer seamstress classes to individual to learn how to sew or become a tailor.

Computer Courses

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

Poverty Alleviation

Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development are core areas of OPAD focus

Human Right

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 Internship

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

European Projects

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

Activity in Romania

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

Activity in Greece

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

Intellectuell Output

OPAD provides opportunities for internship and apprentices

Become a volunteer

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 Donation

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 Leadership CEO and Executive Directors

We have an ambitious strategy to eradicate poverty and contribute to sustainable development, promote human right based approach, democracy and issues relating to climate change and to make the world a better place. 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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Quinta Sone

Board Secretary

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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 just the perfect place to be an intern!  I could really 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 will learn a lot too. This freedom is very good, but it also feels like a big responsibility and challenge! Today is the third day of my internship and I already feel like home.

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    Nuria Tarragona From Barcelona
  • I like the positive attitude of the people I work with, the cosy and familiar environment together with high professionality and expectation from us as volunteers. I am sure I will have an unforgettable experience and I look forward to get into the heart of all the work we have to do!

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    Silvia Simonetta From Italy
  • They were very friendly, helpful and communicative. After my arrival in Stockholm, Frank, Quinta and all the team of OPAD, tried their best to make me feel like home. They are extremely activated, organized and updated. Also, the connections they have with the local community helped me not only get socialized easier.

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    Eleni Pisoka From Greece
  • I always feel his support and trust in OPAD as a perfect organisation.  OPAD allows us to socialize with other participants by starting some lovely interviews. I am very happy and feel very lucky that i am a part of this organisation.  Thank you OPAD, thank you Frank, thank you OPAD environment. Thank you so much. Trust, Support and Sincerity… it is OPAD

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    Abdullah Yavuz From Turkey
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