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The latest blogs from Aide et Action staff and partners around the world.

    

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Socio-professional training: the key to female empowerment

To enable women to become autonomous and take decisions within their households, Aide et Action promotes their emancipation by offering them technical training and psycho-social support. More than 400 women will be trained in Burkina Faso within the framework of the Forself project, which is now being carried out with the support of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

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COVID-19:the most vulnerable children suffer greater learning losses

School closures and long months of lockdown imposed by COVID-19 have resulted in significant learning losses for all children. Children from the most vulnerable and marginalized communities have been more severely affected than others, says the new report published by Aide et Action on the occasion of the International Day of Education.

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Insecurity and terrorism: sacrificing the right to education

Growing insecurity in Burkina Faso and Mali has led to the closure of hundreds of schools, especially in areas controlled by terrorists, and a drop in school attendance in other regions. The future of thousands of children, now deprived of their right to education, is under threat. Faced with this situation, Aide et Action is adapting its programmes to guarantee access for all, both girls and boys, to education as a source of salvation and resilience.

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AEA’s ‘Girls who Code’ initiative helps girls unlock their potential

Amid great risk, painful narratives and more, we have a reason to smile and cherish. As part of the ‘Girls Who Code’ initiative, the girl children of domestic workers in Pune are receiving training on computer coding. The training is not only helping them improve their creative, logical and problem-solving skills but also their academic skills, shares Madhu Panday, Program Officer, AEAI South Asia.

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Witness reports: teachers are worried about the impact of COVID on the future of young children 

Kindergarten is still poorly developed in Cambodia, especially in rural and marginalized areas. For several years, Aide et Action and partners have been promoting pre-school care from the earliest age in dedicated centres. But the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an almost instant closure of these centres. For these vulnerable children consequences will be heavy and long-lasting, insists Aide et Action on the occasion of the International Day of Education (24 January).

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COVID-19: a sacrificed generation?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a health, economic and social catastrophe, which has literally shaken the world and whose consequences have not yet befallen the world. In education, it has deprived millions of young people of their right to education, exacerbated a creeping learning crisis, and today threatens the very future of generations. An alarming situation that Aide et Action denounces on the occasion of International Day of Education (24 January).