Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities

Their Future In Our Hands

A not-for-profit charity enriching the lives of children with disabilities in the poorest provinces of Sri Lanka

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Respecting, Valuing, and Upholding the Rights of Children with Disabilities

VACD’s goal is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities in the poorest provinces of Sri Lanka, by providing them with infrastructure & resources, supporting their development, teaching them skills to enable independent living, empowering them and their families to be accepted as equals and integrated within their local communities.

What Do We Do?

Health & Rehab

We facilitate the provision of regular health checkups, therapy, and rehabilitation services for our children with disabilities at our VACD centres and local hospitals and assist them to obtain specialist treatment when required. We also provide the children that attend our centres with a daily nutritional meal.

Economic Support

We provide skills training and micro finance to parents of children with disabilities to supplement their household income and financial support for families under significant financial stress.

Education

We provide specialist education, life skills and vocational training, computer literacy, music, dance, art, singing and sports training for our children at all our centres and monthly allowances for educational purposes for disabled children with academic potential or gifted siblings.

Advocacy

We engage with the local communities, businesses, the medical fraternity, and local government agencies to address issues relating to discrimination, sexual. emotional and physical abuse, social isolation, stigma etc. to uphold and promulgate the rights of children with disabilities and their families. Our Young VACD club members are the most influential advocates in this challenge.

Training & Support

Our VACD centers provide children and parents with a variety of life and vocational skills including leadership, advocacy, self-reliance. We also provide parents and children with special training at seminars, workshops and health & rehabilitation camps.

Latest Project Updates

VACD Australia May 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Modified Benevity Causes Portal Donation Options: My sincere apologies for the incorrect Benevity Causes Portal...

VACD Australia April 2022 Newsletter

“When we give alms with our hearts, we give well” Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Challenging circumstances leading to a scarcity and rapid rise in...

VACD Australia March 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings and the absolute best to you, your loved ones, and your colleagues from all of us at VACD. VACD Welimada Centre opening postponed Due to ongoing challenges, the VACD Sri Lanka leadership team...