Who We Are

SOCOBA is a youth mobilization center aimed at providing supplemental education, basic life skills, youth empowerment programs, strategies, and health services to help orphaned, vulnerable and youth with disabilities impacted by HIV/AIDS.

We are a public benefit non-profit corporation based in Washington, DC USA and operating in Mabule, Botswana. Founder Sego Seferian, has witnessed firsthand the impact of this global pandemic and felt the personal loss of her own brother to the battle against HIV/AIDS. This family loss and the countless loss of others close to her, in tandem with witnessing a generation of HIV/AIDS orphans growing up with a multitude of needs, propelled the formation of SOCOBA.

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Founding Principles


SOCOBA encourages and supports STEM programs, as we see them as an avenue of hope and engagement for our youth. Related to this collaboration with WaterSeer, SOCOBA is dedicated to educating youth of Mabule about advances in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. To begin doing this, students at Edgemere Elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland, have […]

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Problem Worldwide, a child dies every 40 seconds because they lack access to clean drinking water. One in three people does not have the daily minimum, 7.1 cups of water needed to survive. Women and children spend up to 6 hours a day collecting and carrying polluted and diseased water for themselves and their families […]

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The efficacy of health care is most meaningful when patients are actively engaged participants in their healing and care. Innovative uses of technology have been demonstrated to be effective aids in improving the participation levels of patients in their own healthcare and the use of mobile health applications are proving to be valuable tools in […]

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