March 21, 2019

An Education & Hope for Children with Disabilities in Cambodia.

About Annelies Mertens

In Cambodia’s under-resourced public education system, schools do generally not have the means to provide children living with intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome, an education that helps them develop to their fullest potential. As a result, scores of Cambodian children with disabilities miss out on school altogether. Most of…

March 18, 2019

Working & Learning in Laos – our intern shares her story.

About Annelies Mertens

Jennifer Evans, from Stockholm, Sweden, spent a good 5 months as intern with Aide et Action Laos. We caught up with Jennifer at the end of her internship to look back at her time with Aide et Action.           How did your internship with Aide et…

March 14, 2019

Ms. Ngim, bringing books to those who do not have any.

About Annelies Mertens

The difference a tuk tuk  (three-wheeled small truck), a set of books and one determined woman can make to the lives of children and the creation of a reading culture in her country. Meet Ms. Ngim, mother of two, and librarian with Aide et Action’s mobile library project in Cambodia.…

March 8, 2019

Aïcha Bah Diallo, an exceptional woman – “A woman does not have to worry about what one may think of her”

About Annelies Mertens

On the occasion of International Women's Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, we give the word to Aide et Action's International President, Aïcha Bah Diallo. An acknowledged figure in the field of life-long education for all, especially for girls, and in the struggle for women's rights, she is now a…

March 7, 2019

Yang and Mei’s dream coming true thanks to Aide et Action

About Annelies Mertens

Yang and Mei have seen their lives deeply transformed thanks to Aide et Action. Our project aimed at empowering vulnerable women in China has helped them fulfill their dream of opening a restaurant. Yang and Mei, respectively 45 and 60 years old, were previously among the millions of women in…

March 5, 2019

“Learning to change” & fighting women’s illiteracy

About Annelies Mertens

According to the UNESCO*, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of exclusion from education in the world. On top of that, the quality of education leaves a lot to be desired. And the situation for girls’ and women’s education is particularly critical. Burkina Faso is one of the countries where…
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