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Who we are

About STS - Serving Together for Social Development: Empowering Communities for Sustainable Development

STS - Serving Together for Social Development is a female led Local non-governmental organization based in Somalia, committed to providing crucial relief and development assistance to vulnerable communities affected by conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change. Our organization collaborates with women, children, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and returnees to foster resilience, protect their rights, and improve their well-being through a range of initiatives and programs.

At STS - Serving Together for Social Development, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to achieve sustainable livelihoods, access to food security, promote democracy, and human rights while fostering peaceful development through innovative and participatory approaches. Our organization began its operations following the tsunami earthquake disaster that struck the north-eastern coastline of Somalia in 2005. Together with our partners, we have been addressing the critical needs of vulnerable communities in various sectors, including development and education.

Our organization operates in the South and Central regions of Somalia, with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. We have an operational office in Mogadishu, Somalia, and liaison offices in Baidoa, Merka, Dhusamarab, Jowhar, and other South-Central States. STS - Serving Together for Social Development delivers programs directly in five regions, including Middle Shebelle, Lower Shebelle, Banadir, Bay, Bakool, and Hiraan regions of South-Central Somalia. We also have a Liaison Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
At STS - Serving Together for Social Development, we remain committed to ensuring the most vulnerable communities in Somalia receive the necessary support for resilience-building, sustainable development, and long-term prosperity. We aspire to expand our reach and impact in the coming years, as we continue to partner with stakeholders and donors towards the achievement of our shared goals.

STS - Serving Together for Social Development is an active participant in various coordination clusters and sub-clusters throughout Somalia, including the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster, WASH Cluster, Protection Cluster, Child Protection Sub-Cluster, Shelter, and Education Cluster. In our operations, we maintain a commitment to the principles of the ‘do no harm’ approach, as well as the Somalia Code of Conduct.

Our Code of Conduct serves as the foundation for our humanitarian and development work, ensuring that we operate with integrity, transparency, and accountability. We prioritize the needs of vulnerable communities, and strive to provide aid based on need alone, without discrimination or favoritism.

At STS - Serving Together for Social Development, we pride ourselves on upholding the humanitarian principles of saving lives, alleviating suffering, and maintaining human dignity, particularly in times of crisis. We recognize the importance of delivering aid in a principled and effective manner, without further exacerbating the already challenging situation faced by communities in Somalia.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving the livelihoods and promoting the rights of individuals and communities, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized including victims of wars, disasters, exploitation and abuses.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable have equal access to quality basic social services, rights, and opportunities, and where conflict and poverty are replaced with sustainable development and durable peace.

Our Core Values


We value diversity and promote inclusive participation in all our interventions, recognizing that everyone has a contribution to make towards sustainable development.


We are accountable to our stakeholders and partners, and we ensure transparency and integrity in all our operations.


We embrace innovation and continuously seek new and effective ways of addressing development challenges.


We strive for sustainability in all our interventions, recognizing that lasting change requires long-term investment and collaboration.


We empower communities to be active agents of their development, promoting ownership, and participation in all our interventions.

Take Action for Positive Change

Join Us in Making a Difference! Take the first step towards positive change by getting involved with STS today. Whether you donate, volunteer, partner with us, or simply spread the word, your support helps empower vulnerable communities and drive meaningful impact. Together, we can create a brighter future for all. Get started now!


What people are saying about our work

“STS has been instrumental in transforming the lives of our community. Their dedication to empowering marginalized groups is truly inspiring. Thanks to their support, we’ve seen tangible improvements in access to education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to making a difference.”

Amina Mohamed

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