Africa Inland Child and Community Agency for Development (AICCAD) was founded in 1975 as AIC Children’s home Department. The Department targeted orphaned children and provided care until they attained adult status. In 2013 AIC Children’s home department was registered as an NGO and renamed AICCAD.
Our work is driven by a passionate belief that every child has intrinsic value that should be nurtured and protected. We will therefore protect and offer an opportunity to any vulnerable child to realise their full potential.
AICCAD understands that neglect, discrimination and abuse of children violates their rights, constrains their choices, suppresses their dignity and impedes their ability to achieve their full potential in life. We believe that every child has a potential and that realization of that potential requires removal of barriers as well as creating safe environments for children.
Subsequently, we believe that investments in provision of basic needs, capacity building of beneficiaries as well as ensuring an enabling policy, physical and cultural environment will have the greatest impact on the wellbeing of children, their caregivers and communities. AICCAD thus commits as an institution to contribute to:
a) Provision of service to vulnerable children for holistic development; this includes among others Education, Health, Nutrition and safe environment for children. AICCAD also commits to spiritual development of children.
b) Empowerment of women through capacity development, contribution to elimination of policy, legal, physical, institutional, attitudinal and cultural barriers, and promotion of a political will that ends discrimination and ensures a conducive environment for women to thrive.
c) Strengthening the capacity of youth to be more resilient, participate fully in key processes, and create positive change for themselves for improved livelihood of their communities.
d) Strengthening of AICCAD internal capacity to ensure quality service delivery.
In the last 40years, AICCAD has worked in 12 counties namely; Nairobi, Nakuru, Narok, Laikaipia Machakos, Makueni, Embu, Uasin Gishu, Trans-zoia, Siaya, Bomet, Kericho, Kitui, Nyeri and Kisumu.
Strategic Areas of Focus
Guided by the prevailing operational context and the organization’s record of accomplishment on working with children, the organization focuses on 4 main areas:
1. Child Development
2. Women Economic Empowerment and Development
3. Youth livelihood Development
4. Institutional Development