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 […]
We were delighted to welcome Luciano PICCOLO and Wilhelmus Age LEIJENAAR – one a former computer scientist and the other a doctor – to two primary schools of the district of Vangvieng, in the province of Vientiane, where we are working in Laos. The pair enjoyed a half day visit to an Elementary School where […]
Laos, located in Southeast Asia, has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region with 44% of children under the age of five, suffering from stunted growth and development. To help address this and to help keep students in school, we are working with local communities to improve their knowledge […]
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.