Sustainable Livestock Production

Commissioning of Sustainable Projects

Facilitation of Tarakiri Cluster Customized Notebook

Ensuring Green Economy through SDC Tree Planting Exercise

Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity

















 Welcome to Self Help & Rural Development Association

The Self Help and Rural Development Association (SHERDA) is a non political, tax exempt, non profit development organisation dedicated to helping the poor (especially in rural areas) in need of Economic Empowerment, Human Capital Development, Health Care, Basic Education, Functional Literacy, Capacity Building Programmes, HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Small-scale Enterprise, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Conservation and Protection, Environmental / Social Impact Assessment and other basic needs.


SHERDA was formed by a group of Nigerian social and development workers and other professionals in 2000 and the Association was duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria as a Non Governmental Organization on December 24, 2004. The Association is presently headquartered in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria with branch offices in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria; Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria and a host of field offices. Our highest decision making organ is a 5-member Board of Trustees made up of professionals of diverse background, 3 of whom are men and the remaining 2 are women.


The purpose of SHERDA is to improve family welfare, reduce poverty, promote sustainable social and economic development of the communities and enhance earning potentials in the rural communities without any adverse effect on the environment in which people live and on which they depend for their livelihoods.


Our Thematic areas

• Appraisals, Assessments, Surveys and Planning

• Sustainable Agriculture and Small Scale Enterprise Development

• Basic Education and Adult Literacy Programme

• Economic Productivity and Self Help Programme


• Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity


Our Vision

A Niger Delta where the community populace have access to basic and social amenities.


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SHERDA Awards !!! Click to View
In acknowledgement of our excellent performance and high quality of service delivery, SHERDA has continued to receive various accolades, commendations and awards since inception to date, some of which included the 2007 / 2008 NGO leadership awards by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC in the areas of Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) mentoring and economic empowerments projects implementation (that is, at the maiden edition) as well as the award of excellence for the growth and development of the Etche 1 Cluster and Rumuorianwo community (RA Landlords Cluster), Rivers State, Nigeria through GMoU deployment as the mentoring NGO in July 2012 and September 2013 respectively. The awards included presentation of plaques and some business management textbooks to SHERDA by the SPDC management , Etche 1 Cluster Development Foundation and Rumuorianwo community respectively.


Our Mission Statement

The mission of SHERDA is to improve and ensure sustainable development in the rural areas of Nigeria.To achieve its mission, SHERDA has established the following objectives:

Warri Office: 1, Queen’s Clinic Close, By City Child Foundation Schools, off Edo Guest House Road, Ekpan, Warri, Delta State, NIGERIA Yenagoa Office:100, Samphino Hotels Road, Kpansia-Epie, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, NIGERIA Portharcourt Office:19, Weli Close, Off Okporo Road Mgbuesilaru, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA Telephones: +2348037186227, +2348060462165, +2348052638413, +2348082261320 Email:,,
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