AAR Social Development Association ASDA

ASDA Ry is a non governmental, non profit organization concerned with civil society issues, particularly promoting equality of opportunities and good relations between persons of different racial groups. The organization is established 1995 but registered 2000 in Helsinki, Finland.

The organisation’s mission is to provide guidance, health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth in general through the offering of structured activities such as long and short courses, homework support, other educationalactivities, field trips, Youth exchanges, Youth initiatives, Seminars, Trainings and sports, and as well development cooperation projects.

The purpose is simply, to provide a safe and structured environment in which all youth can associate with their peers.The organisation cares all generations regardless of their gender, age or ethnic background, particularly promoting youth diversity and understand that, young people naturally seek excitement, friendship and support.

The organisation has organised and participated in more than ten EU youth programs since 2005, and is a member of European Youth Media Network based in Germany. The organisation is managed by a qualified personnel who have experience in EU Youth in Action programmes and also associates with highly experieced and well advanced Institutions and organisations based in Europe and beyond. Most of the participants are first and second generation of immigrants with fewer opportunities and face difficulties integrating into host societies as a result of cultural barriers. Several of the participants have expereinced difficulties in their education and this has resulted in them becoming early school leavers.