The Integrated Development Organization commemorated its 7th Anniversary on 6th Dec 2016 together with her partner Organizations, beneficiaries and well wishers in a corporate dinner at Hai Mauna Classic Hotel in Juba. Partner organizations such as Democracy International, CAFOD & TROCAIRE IN PARTNERSHIP, UNESCO and many others including IDO beneficiaries from both Mahad and Mangateen camps, students from University of Juba, Upper Nile University and Catholic University joined IDO in the celebration of the event.
In the opening speech during the dinner, the Board Chair, Mr. Paul Terensio welcomed everyone to the IDO’s 7th Annual Corporate Soiree saying that it’s lovely to see everyone looking so festive. He added, “This has been a great year for all of us. There are so many more people here than last year for our party. It’s really wonderful, this warms my heart. We all worked hard and it really paid off. As a result of your efforts, the organization has grown by 100% compared to 50% growth rate last year. We’ve come through this year as you would expect- strong and full of momentum.”
The board chair appreciated IDO partners (UNDP, CAFOD& TROCAIRE IN PARTNERSHIP, Democracy International, Embassy of Canada, British Council, UNESCO and many others) for the financial support they endowed to IDO which enabled IDO to achieve its vision and mission and impact lives of other people. He added that IDO has reached out to more than1688 direct beneficiaries in 2016 alone.
IDO is a South Sudanese national development and humanitarian organization formed on 6th December 2009 by a small team of dedicated volunteers; young ambitious youth who converged together in Khartoum, Sudan and founded what we now call Integrated Development Organization (IDO) formerly called South Sudan Integrated Development Organization. The team had depended largely on their financial support and membership subscriptions of those who were interested in forming a humanitarian and developmental organization capable of delivering services and empowering communities quickly under post-recovery period in Sudan.