Lao CSO Platform

ACDA

Aid Children with Disability Association

House No. 09, unit No. 17, street: Nongnieng, village: Hongsaphab, district: Saysettha, province: Vientiane Capital.

Background

ACDA ( Aid Children with Disability Association ) is a lao self-help organization for children with disabilities.of is a
Lao organization that advocates for the rights of children with disabilities and provides services to members based on
their needs. ACDA is registered under the Ministry of the Interion In 2009 the Government of Laos officially created the status of “Lao Non profit Associatoin;ACDA is one of the few registered Lao NPA.
ACDA han 6 branches plus a head office in Vientiane Capital.It represent over 1,000 children with disabilities
(who are members of the Association);and organized through 10 self-help groups (cells) led by ‘ Cell Secretaries’, most of whom are people with disabilities themselves.The self-help groups are coordinated by provincial Branch Secretaries in each of the 6 provinces: Vientiane Capital, Vientiane province Oudomxay, Xiengkhouang, Savannakhet and Champasak province.
Wiht  experience in educating public officials and children with disabilities at the provincal, as well as central level , the ACDA  has a Key
role in promoting participation and rights of children with disabilities in Laos.
Some of ACDA’s core activities  include advocacy and policy development, networking, and outreach to members through brochures and training
(to government officials, children with disabilities and  other professionals on disability rights and inclusiveness). The ACDA had recent success in working with the Government of Laos to improve child protection.

 Vision of ACDA

ACDA wants to contribute to a society where children with disabilities are empowered and can live in society without abandon and
discrimination. ACDA wants to achieve that children with disabilities can learn along with Non children with disabilities in inclusive education school,
training vocational to reduce poverty and benefit of opportunities for development t. “Equality of Opportunity for all Children with Disabilities ’’.

The Mission of ACDA for 2014-2015:

To achieve the mission , ACDA  will work together closely with  its member and other actor in PDR and the Greater ASEAN Sub region and
INGOS for more joint , information , knowledge and  expertise on children mainstreaming and children with disabilities based discrimination.

 Overall goal

To improve children with disabilities equity and children with disabilities empowerment, as well as reduced discrimination discriminations
against Children with disabilities in Lao PDR .

Sectors: 
  • Education & Sports
  • General
  • Labour, Disability & Social Protection
  • Public Health
Priority Areas: 
  • Attapeu
  • Salavan
  • Xayaboury
  • Xaisomboun
  • Vientiane Province
  • Vientiane Capital
  • Sekong
  • Savannakhet
  • Phongsaly
  • Bokeo
  • Oudomxay
  • Luang Prabang
  • Luang Namtha
  • Khammouane
  • Houaphanh
  • Champassak
  • Bolikhamxay
  • Xiengkhouang