Here are the most recent issues of the SDIA eNews in English. For earlier issues and to read the latest eNews in Spanish and French, please visit our eNews archive.

July 2021 – Youth Powering Up!

Two projects that work with youth in Africa hosted our most recent exciting SD Network Passport visits.

April 2021 – From Colombia to Kalimantan

In February and March, we heard in person from the directors of two very different projects: an elder care project and a football academy. Find out more …

February 2021 – Visiting our changemakers in the DR Congo

A rare chance to hear in person from our development workers in the Congo and a first-hand account of making a film under pandemic conditions.


Here are some of the latest videos from SDIA members. To watch more, visit our YouTube channel where you will find playlists for several projects as well as featured uploads.

Changing and saving lives

SD Congo’s work in DR Congo; its Health Centres have transformed healthcare in 4 communities.

Borneo Football

BFIA has an integrated programme for healthy development for youth through football.

Fundación Trópico

Highlighting Fundación Trópico’s work to safeguard the biodiversity of the Valle del Cauca in Colombia


You can read more blog articles – including some in French and Spanish – on our blog page.

SD Network Passport

This series of project presentations takes you on a tour of our Susila Dharma projects from the comfort of your home. See our upcoming dates here!

Enthum House Celebrates!

July marked Enthum House’s third birthday. Read on for the latest news from this inspiring residential project for young asylum seekers and refugees.

A Project with a Big Heart

The SD Network Passport series takes us to Angola where a sports club works with youth from deprived backgrounds.

“We are ready … for the next 100 years”

We visit I Protect Me and find out how the project is making change in South Africa.

The New Manabí Cuisine

News from Ecuador as FUEGOS opens its Culinary & Hospitality School in  Manabí.

Football As A Tool For Change

Visit Kalimantan with us and find out all about Borneo Football International Academy in the 3rd of our round-the-world series to meet our Susila Dharma changemakers.

Making Hearts Happy

The 2nd in our world tour of project visits took us to Mis Corazones Alegres, a home for older adults in Colombia.

Visit to the DR Congo

The first in our SD Network Passport webinar series takes us to the Congo to find out about the building of 4 health centres and a film made during the pandemic.

The making of …

Filmmaker Heinz Cadera tells us how he made a film set in the DR Congo in the context of a pandemic without actually travelling there.

An educational lifeline

Enthum House aids integration via language skills for youngsters newly-arrived in the UK – even during a pandemic!

Food for families

Yayasan Usaha Mulia gives urgently-needed support to families hit by the pandemic.

Nurturing The Mind, Feeding The Family

The story of one of the participants of Anisha’s Kitchen Garden project…

Borneo Football’s star player

Meet Lala, BFIA’s star player, and find out why it’s not just about football!

Beirut Appeal Update

Your generosity helped us raise over $9,000 USD. Read on to find out how the funds have been used.

Supporting local community via trade

The story behind Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan’s sustainable café.

BCU School Garden Volunteering Experience

by Jack Gorham 

… about his voluntary work in the school garden of the BCU school in Central Kalimantan

An international football star with humble beginnings

Angolan football star, Zito Luvumba, was discovered by RSD Guelson’s founder André Pedro Pembele at the age of eight

“Being a great member of your community”

How Human Force volunteering changed my idea of volunteerism…

Fighting back with a sewing machine

Cassidy Sterling in the USA has been making face masks … Read why, and how it is helping him and others.