As the issue of women’s rights appears to be receiving more and more media attention – hot on the trail of current trends such as #womensupportingwomen and #challengeaccepted – what constitutes women’s empowerment remains contested. For us here at Aide et Action, empowerment is synonymous with the development of autonomy over one’s own future, made […]
Aide et Action in Southeast Asia & China
It's our mission to advance the cause of education for all, especially for vulnerable people whose fundamental right to education is either not respected or in jeopardy. 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 project themes
Our goal is to overcome the barriers that stand in the way of access to knowledge and learning in Southeast Asia. Currently, we are carrying out 11 projects across three countries - Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam - which focus on one or more of these five themes:
Access and Quality of EducationWe currently have nine projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam which aim to increase access to education and bring a pertinent quality response to the educational needs of each person.
Early Childhood Care & EducationWe currently have four projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam that promote the physical, psychological, social, and cognitive development of children aged 0 to 6 years.
Women and GirlsAcross all our prjects we are seeking to ensure nobody gets left behind and are working to integrate approaches that pay particular attention to women and girls to promote women's empowerment.
Inclusive EducationWe currently have four projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam to enable the social integration of children with little or no access to quality education because of their socio-economic conditions, ethnicity or disability
Livelihood EducationWe currently have one project in Vietnam which is enabling ethnic minority youth to acquire the knowledge and skills to take a more active part in their country’s economic development.
Our Latest Blog Posts
Before the current global pandemic of Covid-19, an estimated 258 million children remained deprived of education, 128 million of whom lived in situations of conflict or crisis. It is estimated that 46% of the most marginalised groups have very little chance of going to school by 2030, whereas 31% have none at all. Poverty, remoteness, […]
Suan Sokhom dropped out of school at Grade 10 to get married. Without a complete education, she never imagined she’d have the opportunity to become a preschool teacher but, against the odds, she has become a leader in her community, committed to providing quality early childhood care and education to marginalised children in Cambodia. “I […]