As Cambodia’s primary schools opened their classroom doors nationwide from 1 November 2021, The Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children was working behind the scenes for the past eight consecutive months of the country’s school closures to ensure children’s right to education and a smooth transition back to school.
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According to the India census 2011, there were 92.95 million internal child migrants dispersed across the country, with present-day figures likely to be much higher. Studies indicate that these children are more vulnerable with higher probabilities of child labour and discontinued educational opportunities. The current COVID pandemic has further exacerbated the vulnerable situation of such periled groups. To address these challenges, Aide et Action initiates the ‘Education Connect Program’ which ensures continued learning for returnee migrant children in Odisha.
In the provinces of Vientiane and Oudomxay, in The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), teachers from 30 schools have been trained on child rights with the aim to change their teaching methods, and the school experience of children in the country.
32 years after the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a text guaranteeing the rights of the child, they are still struggling to be respected in the world today. NGOs and associations, including Aide et Action, are mobilizing today to make children’s voices heard and to ensure that their rights become a priority.
The education crisis remains acute in Sahel countries due to insecurity. Present in Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, Aide et Action is alarmed by this situation, of which girls are the first victims.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of challenges in the global education system. With each passing wave, the situation is only going bad to worse forcefully confining children to homes for the last 18 months. This has caused severe anxiety and pressure on the children disturbing their overall mental and physical well being. To mitigate the loss, Aide et Action innovated several strategies to ensure continued learning of children and youth from most marginalized communities.