Association For the Deaf (AFD) is a self help association that promotes rights of Deaf and hard of hearing people in Lao PDR.
Mission: To promote the inclusion of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D&HH) people in the development of Lao PDR.
Their Vision: An inclusive Lao society with equal opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Association For the Deaf (AFD) was previously known as Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit (DHHU) and operated as a unit of Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) for the last 10 years. On 9th July 2013, AFD registered as an association and is now an independent Non Profit Association (NPA), promoting the rights including education and right to information for Deaf and hard of hearing in Lao PDR