Who We Are(Board)
ECDC is a charity, non-profit making organization, established as the first of its kind in Myanmar in April, 2000 at Yangon, Myanmar. Now ECDC is granted level 2 acknowledgement letter by ‘Department of Social Welfare (DSW)’ and also registered as local civil society organization at ‘Ministry of Home Affair (MOH)’ since 2015. The registration number is 1/Local/0156, which is valid to function throughout the country.
The highest decision-making body for the organization is ECDC Board, which is 15 members composed with leaders of ECDC’s ‘Parent Teacher Association (PTA)’, Community leaders, retired government officers, leaders of other disability related organizations, etc.
ECDC board has hold biannual board meeting regularly. Some sub-committee was formed with board members and ECDC respective line managers such as ‘Finance and Property Committee’, ‘Recruitment Committee’, etc. ‘Finance and Property Committee’ has organized meeting quarterly.
ECDC has also formed ‘Management Team’ with all line managers and have regular weekly meeting to closely supervise daily work of ECDC. This is also a decision-making body in daily basis.
Monthly staff meeting was also organized regularly and attend by all staffs.
ECDC has own library, mainly collect disability related literature resources in both English and local languages and also both hard copies and e-books as well. Currently there are —– books, including disability, types of disability, service-related literatures, disability related local books, etc. Our library plays a resource centre for those who want to write term paper, thesis and dissertation and want to study more on the issues.
ECDC has four main programs, namely i). Child development program, ii). Community Inclusive development program, iii). Disabled sector development program and iv). ECDC continuous development program.
ECDC provide various types of basic necessary services such as Early Intervention Program (EIP), Special Education Needs (SEN), Physiotherapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Hydrotherapy, Music Therapy, Disabled Sport activity, Pre-vocational training, excursion and social inclusion activities, basic medical care and diet supplementary, support to access mainstream education, provide mobility devices as need, referral for further services, etc.
Awareness rising, basic care giver training for family members,
ECDC is actively engaged in lobbying and advocacy for positive policy change. ECDC form advocacy team, ‘Eden Ambassador’, with persons with disabilities, which involve persons with disabilities staffs, our ex-students,