Sichuan Province, CHINA
A huge number of people who were traditionally part of the rural labor force are migrating to the city to find work as a result of rapid economic development and urbanization.
With their husbands migrating to the city for work, 47 million rural women are left behind on their own struggling to cope with the combined responsibilities of managig the household, taking care of the elderly and children, and working on the farm. These women are under-educated and left behind with few opportunities or prospects to improve their lives.
In response, Aide et Action works in Sichuan Province to empower women through a holistic approach. Our goal is to provide rural women with the education, skills, tools and know-how to live productive lives, through the The Homemakers Learning Center.
Our main activities:
- Establishing and equipping The Homemakers Learning Center.
- Selecting and training women as local trainers, and recruiting 10 experts with specific backgrounds to be involved in the training.
- Training 300 rural women in vocational skills matching with the needs of the development local industries (i.e. literacy, livelihood and entrepreneurship courses).
- Training of 30 rural women to become local social workers.
- Establishing local mutual-support groups and an education development network.
- Organizing community activities for 10,000 local community members focusing on rural women’s development.
- Conducting action research and developing teaching materials for advocacy.
- Beijing Culture Development Center for Rural Women (CDCFR)
- Qingshen Rural Women Children Cooperation Development Promotion, Association (RWC)
- Women’s Federations at different levels
- Research and Training Center of Literacy Education, Southwest University (RTCLE)
- Jiaguan County People’s Government
- Qionglai City.