Our Countries of Intervention

Aide et Action (AEA) first initiated its intervention in India from 1981 by routing resources through ActionAid UK. This partnership culminated in the year 1985 and AEA decided to move ahead with its mission independently and commenced to support interventions in India through ASSEFA (one of the partner organisations). In the year 1988, AEA registered itself as a not-for-profit private limited company under Section 25 of Indian Companies Act, 1956 and opened its office in Chennai (Tamil Nadu state) to promote the India Programme. In the past years, Aide et Action underwent different strategic phases which helped it grow and establish itself. In the year 2005, AEA India programme transitioned into AEA-South Asia. This step was taken based on the ETG* review and suggestions made thereafter analysing the changing scenario, emerging need, the strategic scope and advantage of doing so. In 2005, AEA not only expanded its reach within India, but also initiated interventions in Sri Lanka. By the end of 2009, interventions in India, which spanned across 18 states and one Union Territory, were managed by seven operational offices, and interventions were established in three locations of Sri Lanka. Intensive efforts were also made to establish AEA in Nepal which ultimately materialised in the first quarter of 2010. Interventions in Sri Lanka had commenced post Tsunami (Disaster response programme) while gradually Livelihood Education programme (iLEAD) was initiated in two locations. In Nepal the interventions have been planned to address the issues of both Quality education and Livelihood education primarily while efforts would be gradually made to get into other relevant thematic areas. The planned interventions would cut across 5 districts spanning three diverse regions. ETG*- Etats Généraux is the intensive and extensive exercise of consultation, carried out with various stakeholders including our partners communities and partner organisations to review and determine the future course of action.

India

Aide et Action International began its interventions in India in 1981. Over the years, it has evolved itself as an organisation. Today, Aide et Action International (AEAI) South Asia is working across 21 states in India. With the help of 18 local level NGO partners, it runs 14 directly implemented projects on various issues of development, and 121 skills based training centres across the country for livelihood generation. The programmes in India are managed through 7 regional offices located in Jaipur, Delhi, Patna, Guwahati, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Chennai. The South Asia Head quarter is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The South Asia regional offices are supported by the Finance, Migration information and Resource Centre (MiRC) and EduAction Units stationed in Chennai, Bhubaneshwar and Hyderabad respectively. The Human Resources & Organizational Development unit team is stationed in Bangalore & Chennai while the Resource Mobilisation and Brand Building (RMBB) unit team is stationed in Sri Lanka, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Sri Lanka

Aide et Action International initiated the project in the Tsunami disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka in 2008. The organisation works in partnership and directly in about 25 villages, and assists members from the community, to re-start businesses that were destroyed. The projects are supported by the United Nation Development Programme(UNDP). In Sri Lanka, Aide et Action International has also initiated the livelihood education programme called the iLEAD. Targeted to the poor youth of the slums and war affected and disaster prone districts of Galle, Colombo, Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Jaffna, iLEAD Sri Lanka provides vocational training to help them secure an entry level job in the market. The training helps them to enter into the mainstream and leads them towards a decent life. It focuses on trades like ITES, Hospitality, Automobile, Customer Relation, Spoken English, Printing and Networking, DTP, German Language and Tourism Guide and Electrician.

Nepal

Aide et Action International- South Asia was registered in Nepal in 2009. In the same year, it has established an office in Kathmandu. In Nepal, with the support of 2 NGO partners, Aide et Action International runs Quality education programme for primary school children in Saptari and Baglung districts of Nepal. It has also initiated the livelihood education programme known as iLEAD in 2010. Through iLEAD, it aims to impart vocational skills and livelihood education to young girls and boys, who are in a vulnerable situation due to social conflict in the region.

Bhutan

Aide et Action International- South Asia was registered in Nepal in 2009. In the same year, it has established an office in Kathmandu. In Nepal, with the support of 2 NGO partners, Aide et Action International runs Quality education programme for primary school children in Saptari and Baglung districts of Nepal. It has also initiated the livelihood education programme known as iLEAD in 2010. Through iLEAD, it aims to impart vocational skills and livelihood education to young girls and boys, who are in a vulnerable situation due to social conflict in the region.

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