Aide et Action, changing the world through education since 1981
We are an international non-profit with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, working in more than 20 countries around the world supporting the development of sustainable education projects. Born in 1981, Aide et Action has been working in Southeast Asia since 2003, first in Cambodia and later in Vietnam, Laos, China and Myanmar. Since 2008, we also have a fundraising office in Hong Kong. Our teams in these Asian countries work closely together and have formed Aide et Action Southeast Asia & China, with a regional office based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
At Aide et Action we all firmly believe in the universal and basic human right to a quality education, and each and every one of our programs and initiatives is built on this fundamental principle.
In the Southeast Asia & China region, our approach to overcoming barriers to education and helping to bring about sustainable, inclusive and quality national education systems, focuses on 5 main themes:
ACCESS & QUALITY OF EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (ECCE)
GIRLS’ & WOMEN’S EDUCATION
We work through both partnerships and direct implementation with other NGOs, governments, local authorities and the communities themselves. Children, parents, teachers and other education actors are always at the center of everything we do.
Three other principles also lead our work
We support and advise our local partners on the development and sustainability of educational programs.
We build partnerships with donors that go beyond financial support and also enable a common thought process and mutual support to our partners.
We influence authorities by positive actions together with other local stakeholders involved in making education accessible for all.
Changing the world through education.
Aide et Action ensures 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.
Dignity: We believe education helps to build an individual’s capacity enabling them to live with dignity. We always value and respect every person for their own sake and treat them ethically.
Inclusion: Our belief in all humans having equal rights is unshakable. By lifting barriers to inclusion from education we help others exercise their rights. Our workplace is inclusive and does not discriminate in any way.
Integrity: Collective and personal integrity are all-important to us and help guide all decisions and initiatives we take. We strive to be honest, fair and ethical in everything we do, and live by our values.