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 October/November 2021 Newsletter

“When we give alms with our hearts, we give well” Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones safe and well notwithstanding the challenges and uncertainties we have had to confront and overcome over the...

VACD Australia September 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones safe and well notwithstanding numerous challenges and uncertainties that all of us have had to encounter and overcome over the past 17+ months.  Delightful...

VACD Australia August 2021 Newsletter

“When we give alms with our hearts, we give well” Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones well despite many challenges, uncertainties, and unanticipated circumstances that most of us have had to...