On 8 June 8 2020, in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, Aide et Action provided COVID-19 prevention kits to the Cité de l’Avenir school, as well as to the Bogodogo municipal high school, both located in the 10th District of the town.
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Aide et Action is fighting to make access to education a reality for millions of children who are still deprived of it. But beyond this mission, we also act to ensure respect for their fundamental rights such as that of being protected against economic exploitation.
After more than two months of forced rest due to COVID-19, the students of the exam classes returned to school in Benin. But to prevent schools from being places where the virus is transmitted, it sometimes takes imagination.
In Sri Lanka, following the closure of our vocational training centers due to COVID-19, our skills development program, iLEAD, has adapted using technology. Thus, the trainees were able to continue their training across the country, despite the crisis. This initiative ensured all 372 registered students continuing with their regular online classes through their respective iLEAD centers in 14 locations.
Many schools in Benin do not have latrines or water points. This lack of health facilities makes many girls miserable, even pushing some of them to drop out of school. On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Aide et Action talks about its project to improve hygiene and sanitation in schools, developed in part to respond to this problem.
Since the start of the pandemic in India, Aide et Action has paid particular attention to migrant workers who are very weak from the situation. While our teams try to provide them with the support they need to avoid their displacement as much as possible, some families choose to return to their village of origin despite everything, at the cost of all the dangers. We continue to support them as well.