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.
Most would agree that every child has the right to an education, but for many kids around the world, this right is still not a reality, or at the least, severely compromised. One such group are the children from indigenous communities.
On the occasion of International Education Day, discover the incredible dream of Kumpheak, a girl living in northeastern Cambodia who gets to experience the advantages of our mobile library project.