Dan Church Aid
DanChurchAid is an independent church-based and humanitarian Danish organisation. Its headquarters are located in Copenhagen the organisation was founded in 1922.
DanChurchAid works on an ecumenical basis and works with partners of all backgrounds in its international work yet pays particular attention to Christian and other Faith Based actors.
DanChurchAid is an active partner of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together), which coordinates humanitarian assistance and development work among organisations affiliated to the network.
DanChurchAid has a vision of a world without hunger, poverty and oppression, in which popular and political powers constantly work strongly and actively for a just and sustainable distribution and use of the earth’s resources.
DanChurchAid’s purpose shall be to empower the world’s poorest in their struggle for a dignified life. DCA works towards three overall goals of saving lives, building resilient communities and fighting extreme inequality.
DanChurchAid shall conduct humanitarian aid and development assistance in close cooperation local partners. This implies that DanChurchAid shall engage popular and political powers and seek to influence decision makers in order to improve conditions for the world´s poorest. These efforts shall be conducted on local, national and global levels.
“We believe in life before death”
Enhancing Local Capacity to Mitigate UXO Risk in:
Phongsaly Province (Khua and May Districts):
Working with the Department of Education in May and Khoua Districts, DCA is training 100 High School students to be peer educators in UXO risk reduction to reach other high school students and younger children. They will also train 20 teachers to be Peer Educator Supervisors, and provide information to UXO victims about to access government treatment and rehabilitation services. Finally, they are also conducting training of 4 District Personnel to map UXO contamination and provide mapping data to the NRA
Xieng Khouang Province (Kham and Pek Districts):
DCA is working with the NRA, Lao Buddhists for Development and District Authorities in Paek and Kham Districts. Activities include the training of 20 Monks to spread messages about UXO Risk Reduction in schools, at temples and religious festival events; to provide spiritual counseling to UXO victims and their families; to motivate communities to not marginalise UXO victims and their families; to spread information about how to access government treatment and rehabilitation facilities and where necessary; and to provide an allowance for people to travel to the facilities.