In KohnKaen village, a rural settlement in Vientiane province home to approximately 1,400 inhabitants mostly from ethnic minority groups, internet access, and smartphones are a recent, but very welcome, arrival. Souphaphone Jalernsouk borrows her parents’ smartphone whenever she can to listen to English music, even though she doesn’t understand the words yet. At just 10 […]
Aide et Action in Southeast Asia & China
Vision: Changing the world through education.
Our mission is to ensure access to quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalised populations, especially children, so they can take charge of their own development and contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world.
In 2019, Aide et Action supported 1,911,194 people globally of which 60,591 were in Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Vietnam.
Our projects are focused on three key areas:
Early Childhood Care & EducationBy improving the knowledge and practices of those working in early childhood care and education, we are giving children aged 3-8 years old more opportunities to thrive inside the classroom and at home.
Access and Quality of EducationBy addressing the barriers that marginalised populations face in accessing education - such as disability, poverty, geographic remoteness and more - we are increasing the number of children enrolled in school and improving access to education for all.
Lifelong Learning and Vocational TrainingBy identifying skill gaps and training marginalised groups with the vocational and entrepreneurial skills needed in today’s job markets, we are increasing economic opportunities for those that have been previously excluded and building more resilient livelihoods.
Our Latest Blog Posts
“It is difficult even for a man from an ethnic minority group to start a business, not to mention a woman like me but nothing can stop me from following my dream.” In the small scenic rural town of Sapa, tucked high in the mountains Vietnam’s northern Lao Cai province, 27-year-old entrepreneur Lo Thi Hanh is shattering gender stereotypes that typically […]
In the remote and rural village of Somsavath Tai village, in Vientiane province, Mrs. Thord, a 54-year-old farmer looks after her two grandchildren while their parents work long days in the rice fields. Like many women her age, Mrs. Thord didn’t receive much of an education as a girl because among ethnic communities, cultural norms and traditions led to women marrying […]