Center for Community Development and Education (CCDE)
Jl. Tgk.Chik Lr. E.No.18 Beurawe PO. Box 141
23001 Banda Aceh
Contact person: Tabrani Yunis
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Women's policy
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Center for Community Development and Education (CCDE) is one of the local non- governmental organizations in Aceh, Indonesia. Women in Aceh are still living in a marginal position, discriminated against and always the victims. This unjust treatment means that women live in poverty. They lack education and have less access to economic resources. That is why CCDE was established - to respond to the problems faced by women in Aceh.
In 1993 CCDE started its work by organizing women into groups and creating educative activities for them. To combat female intellectual poverty, CCDE trained women in various skills. Since 1996, CCDE has been providing a financial service - a micro credit program for women micro entrepreneurs across Aceh province. This aims to give women more economic control and access to finances. In empowering and strengthening women (girls) in Aceh, CCDE has been supported by several organizations such as WDP (Germany), Novib (the Netherlands), Canada Fund, New Zealand Embassy, CRP Jakarta, CRS and Asppuk.
Before the tsunami hit Aceh, CCDE was located in Kajhu, Baitussalam sub-district, which was one of the most severely tsunami-hit areas in Banda Aceh. CCDE which worked in 6 districts in Aceh - in South Aceh, South West Aceh, Nagan Raya, Great Aceh, Banda Aceh and Central Aceh - lost literally everything on the morning of December 26, 2004. The office building and the women's training centre building were washed away and with them all the office infrastructure, records and equipment. Even worse, the director and staff of CCDE were not spared the severe loss of beloved marriage partners and children. In addition to CCDE's material damage, 10 women's groups, comprising more than 300 women, vanished together with their houses and enterprises. The disaster forced many others temporarily to stop their operation.
Now after the tsunami, CCDE is trying to wake up from the damage. It has started its activities again step by step. CCDE must rent a small house and purchase some office equipment and recruit new staff and new volunteers. CCDE has had some support from Oxfam, Swiss Contact and some donations from the Netzkraft Movement in Germany. Now CCDE is organized by 13 members consisting of a director (male), a program coordinator (female), a finance manager (female), an administrative officer (female), a teller (female) 3 field staff (female) and 7 volunteers (female).
Tabrani Yunis is the Director of the organization.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, deliver a lecture and establish new contacts in the field of our work.