The very notion of providing everyone with a quality education that leads to great learning outcomes implies that children should be taught in a language they understand. Yet as much as 40 per cent of the world’s population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand, particularly in regions […]
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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 initiative in Cambodia. Despite a fledgling local […]
Aide et Action Laos is launching a new 5-year project aimed at overcoming some of the remaining educational challenges in the country. The project focuses on creating inclusive, child-friendly school environments and improving basic literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for pre-primary and primary students in 30 schools in Vientiane and Oudomxay provinces.
Like in other border areas in the region, human trafficking is a serious problem in Lao Cai, Vietnam, close to the border with China. Between 2012 and 2017, Lao Cai province alone received 661 returned trafficking victims, 127 of them children (source: Lao Cai Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs).
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.
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.
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 female role model in Africa.
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.