Action for Integrated Community Development (AICOD)
- Central Region
Action for Integrated Community Development was established in 2009 to respond to the Community needs and challenges of marginalized children due to disability, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and hunger. Children with disabilities, Orphans and other vulnerable children suffer from limited access to education and employment opportunities leading to economic and social exclusion. They are vulnerable to lack of social security and due to breakdown in the extended family system in Uganda coupled with limited land, shelter, food security, rehabilitation services and other economic avenues. It is also noted that such suffering do not only make these poor children vulnerable but also limit their productive potentials and alternatives in life and thus live and die with resignation and self pity.
The Organisation office is located 200 Kilometers (at least 3 hour drive) on the Kampala – Mbarara high way. It’s located in Lyantonde town on Lumaama/Rufura road just behind the district headquarters 0.5 Kilometer from the town centre, off Lyantonde - Kaliiro road.
AICOD is dully registered by the District Community Development Department of Lyantonde district registration number LYT/473 as a Community Based Organisation. The process to register at National NGO board is underway.
The mission of AICOD is “To contribute to the fundamental basic needs of Children with disabilities, Orphans and other vulnerable children especially those living under difficult circumstances to minimum standards for a life of dignity through home based rehabilitation services, vocational skills training, advocacy, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services and establishment of institutional and physical structures that improve on their living conditions”.
The vision of AICOD is “Communities where Children with disabilities, Orphans and other vulnerable children enjoy their full potential and life of dignity and sustainable livelihoods”.