Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dutch Volunteers visit AICOD

AICOD today hosted a group of 5 volunteers from Be-more Netherlands who came on a fact finding mission on AICOD's activities especially activities for children with disabilitites. They were particularly suprised to find young people learning to make clothes at the AICOD Vocational training centre saying "we are suprised to see such young girls and boys making such nice shirts and skirts in such a short time amidst lack of adequate machines and training materials!". They toured some of the households with children living with disabilities in Gayaza village- Biwolobo parish and Kyamiyonga in Lyantonde town where they interucted with the children and their care takers.

This is Mugga Christopher who was visited. He lives with an Old Grandmother.

This is Bonny with Autism He too lives with a Grandma. His father died and the mother abandoned him because of his disability.  When we identified him, he was tied onto a tree like a goat to prevent him from moving around. After several visits by our staff, Bonny is now left to play with his peers and today we were happy to find him playing with peers.

Clinton also lives with his mother in a rented house in Lyantonde town. He does not speak but his hearing is good.
He will be enrolled in the vocational training at AICOD soon.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

AICOD achieves yet another milestone

Formed in August 2009, AICOD was registered as a community Based Organisation in December 2009. AICOD has registered yet another major landmark in its four years of existence by formally being accepted as a fully paid up member of Lyantonde NGO Network Forum on 23rd July 2014 at the forum’s annual general meeting. The Forum is an umbrella organization for all Civil Society Organizations(CSO) in Lyantonde District working in the thematic areas of HIV/AIDS, Health, Economic strengthening, Education, Child protection and legal support, Food security and Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Shelter. The Forum was formed to provide a platform for coordination towards strengthened CSO contribution to the national and district response to socio-economic development.

AICOD is proud to have achieved this milestone as it is now going to join other development actors in the response towards sustainable rural development. At AICOD, we are committed to utilize this platform to contribute to the fundamental basic needs people living under difficult circumstances to minimum standards for a life of dignity through advocacy, community capacity building and creation of institutional and physical structures that improve on their living conditions. AICOD pays more attention to supporting children with disabilities and other vulnerable children in the areas of Home based rehabilitation, Child protection, Vocational skills training for economic security, Inclusive education and advocacy for equitable service delivery.