Accessibility Organization for Afghan Disabled (AOAD) is an Afghan non-profit organization it is mission statement is to support people with disabilities by promoting their humanitarians, political and social rights and providing various services for inclusion in the society and family.
Accessibility Organization for Afghan Disabled (AOAD) is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization established by Person with Disability and working for enhancing the rights, privileges and equality in the Afghan Society Persons with addressing the cross-cutting issue of Persons with Disabilities with together with full participation of women/girls with Disabilities and vulnerable people as a peer-supporter Organization founded in 2007 in Kabul, Afghanistan. AOAD is registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the registration number (956).
AOAD is also registered with the Ministry of Women Affairs of Afghanistan for gender mainstreaming especially mainstreaming the Women/Girls with disabilities in Development, Humanitarian and Political agenda through advocacy and lobbying as equal citizens in Afghanistan. AOAD ‘s leadership is an active stakeholder taking participation in the Humanitarians Country Team (HCT) UNOCHA, former Steering Committee member of ACBAR, and member of the Afghan CSO Network.
Abdul Khaliq Zazai
Founder & Executive Director of AOAD
Message from the Founder & Executive Director of AOAD
I am happy to share and celebrate AOAD’s success, jointly, with our bilateral donors, national and International partners, communities and the people with disabilities, who brought visible changes and equalities differences in their lives and move onwards with great hope, zeal and enthusiasm towards a sustainable and enduring social and economic wellbeing and addressing their rights as leaders. Definitely AOAD’s 2020 was a small step towards national rehabilitation and development agenda, but stimulated big hope among our target communities for better future, which in turn reflect our programmatic efficiency and effectiveness during the decade.
Our passion has always been to see people living with disabilities are included in mainstream life, have full and equal rights, and everyone has the best opportunity for health, well-being, education, physical rehabilitation skill development and empowerment. During 2020 I had the honor to meet so many beneficiaries mostly persons with disabilities included in AOAD projects of Skill Training, Job-creation, Physical Rehabilitations, Foods distributions, Clothes distributions and community mobilization for self-help.
The Global Pandemic of COVID-19, was a hot-shock in the 2020, which imposed a national level catastrophe for Afghanistan resulting into lockdowns, road closers, increasing conflicts, and also shortage of the funding. But thanks to the International community and donor’s solidarity who continued their financial contributions for AOAD and thanks to AOAD’s front-liners who kept their work without any lockdown and reached to the needy people, particularly, in the hard-to-reach areas.
Taking this opportunity let me present my hearty thanks and gratitude to the committed and courageous AOAD staff who, throughout 2020, uninterruptedly continued the operations, despite countrywide lockdown and life-threatening risk of COVID-19. Let me wish you all to have a safe, healthy and successful 2021, with full peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and rest of the world.
People Received Support
AOAD’s vision Disability inclusion to ensure equalities and full participation in humanitarians, development and social life with systematically inclusion for their employment and leadership.
Resilience and full participation of parents and government for inclusion to prevent more disabilities especially with the focus on Gender and disabilities for persons with disabilities may fully participate in society and be able to influence their own development for a dignified and sustainable life.
Our Core Value
- Accountability and Transparency
- Equality in socio-economic development
- Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in political agenda
- Equality and Empowerment
- Physical access and design for all
- Providing Physical Rehabilitations