PROGRAMS: ACDA Works around four programs that is to say Education, Child Protection, Health and Livelihoods. Each of these we handle separately with all the effort and support from different funding. Currently the most active thematic areas are Child Protection and Livelihoods. On this page you get to see the break down and incite into the different programs in detail and get to learn more about issues addressed as well as the program intervention.


Issues being addressed

Program intervention

• Low girl’s retention and completion rate.

• Lack of child friendly School environment.

• Persistence of low Value attached to Girls’ Education.

• Poor to limited school infrastructure.

• Inadequate Life Skills Training.

• Inability of girls to access quality education.

• Lack of safe and adequate sanitary facilities for girls, at school, leading them to stay at home during menstrual periods


providing and increasing access to both formal and informal education and vocational trainings to rural vulnerable groups (Children, Girls and child mothers) through bursaries for better impact on their welfare and development.

target Groups

  • Teachers,
  • pupils/peer
  • educators,
  • community leaders
  • parents,
  • adolescent girls.


• Classroom construction and renovation

• School clubs

• Improving/ enhancing Teachers’ attitudes and skills to effectively deliver life skills based and gender responsive methodologies.

• Help girls gain transferable skills – such as self-confidence, problem solving, decision-making, teamwork, or critical thinking.

• Transition from school to work: Many girls do not have access to the career guidance, female mentors or training they need for the transition from school to work. For example, young men tend to have greater access to apprenticeships than young women, and in a wider range of occupations.



Issues being addressed

Program intervention

• Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM)

• Heavy household duties

• Child labor

• Gender base violence against children

• Child sexual abuse and exploitation

• Child neglect

• Youth friendly services addressing SRHR and GBV

• Early childhood and primary education and learning.

• Nutrition support and responsive social care and stimulation.

• School sponsorship and provision of scholastic materials.

• Providing referrals services to OVC survivors with the help of psychosocial support worker.

• Trainings and workshops to provide knowledge of child protection to key stake holders.

• Holding community dialogue and sensitization.


child protection


Providing children with the fundamental basic needs and opportunities for recreation to enhance their future prospects.


target Groups

  • Community Leaders
  • CPC
  • parents
  • schools and community
  • Children living with HIV/AIDS
  • Orphans in extremely vulnerable situations.



expanding access to affordable quality health care for undeserved individuals and communities and promote awareness on affordable healthy living.


target Groups

  • Community Leaders
  • CPC
  • parents
  • schools and community
  • Children living with HIV/AIDS
  • Orphans in extremely vulnerable situations

• Inability to access sexual reproductive health information and services

• Poor water, sanitation and hygiene.

• HIV & AIDS, TB, Cancer, etc

• Provision of youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services and information.

• Community dialogue.

• Rural school and household sanitation and Hygiene promotion.

• To educate and sensitize rural communities on endemic diseases including HIV and AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, cancer, asthma and diabetes and provide support for the affected.

• Food insecurity

• Household poverty

• Lack of economic self-sufficiency/ inequality for women and girls

• Poor diet/nutrition



Re-establishing the community long term sustainability through continuous improvement of the community’s social and economic status.


target Groups

  • Adolescent girls
  • child mothers
  • schools
  • women & youth group
  • PLWD

• vocational and business skills training value chain development

• Sensitization for women's groups on management, financing, and enterprise development to increase independence and allow mothers to better support their families.

• Village microcredit schemes (VSLA)

• Donation of livestock (Goats, Pigs, Chicken)

• Schools and community gardens