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Action for Integrated Community Development (AICOD)Action for Integrated Community Development (AICOD)
To contribute to the fundamental basic needs of children living under difficult circumstances to minimum standards for a life of dignity through Skills training, advocacy, capacity building of the house holds, and creation of institutional and physic... Read more
To contribute to the fundamental basic needs of children living under difficult circumstances to minimum standards for a life of dignity through Skills training, advocacy, capacity building of the house holds, and creation of institutional and physical structures that improve on their living conditions.
AICOD is a disability and other vulnerable young peoples focused organisation. we are involved in home based rehabilitation services for children with disabilities, Vocational skills training for Youth with disabilities and other vulnerable young people, HIV/AIDS prevention,Care and support, Economic empowerment for vulnerable youths both with/out disabilities. Action for Integrated Community Development is based in Lyantonde district in the Republic of Uganda.
Disability limits access to education and employment, and leads to economic and social exclusion. Poor people with disabilities are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty and disability, each being a cause and a consequence of the other.
Children and youths with disabilities and their families constantly experience barriers to the enjoyment of their basic human rights and to their inclusion in society. Their abilities are overlooked, their capacities are underestimated and their needs are given low priority. Yet, the barriers they face are more frequently as a result of the environment in which they live than as a result of their impairment. Thus the need to provide these people with alternative source of livelihoods.
Productive and decent work is essential for the social and economic integration of individual women and men with disabilities and other young people. A gainful livelihood provides an individual with income, self esteem and a sense of belonging and a chance to contribute to the larger community. AICOD is striving to ensure that both youth and adults with disabilities have access to training and work opportunities in an integrated community to achieve self reliance and independent living.
I feel that people need to give a helping hand to those who are less fortunate in order to give them hope for a brighter future. So the more people we reach, the more lives we improve, and more volunteers means the faster this happens.