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


Chandra Kiran Katta

COVID-19: AEA’s strategies help children & youth overcome educational challenges

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.


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, girls supported by our ENLIGHT project score big in the board examinations

In India, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic posed a greater challenge particularly for children who were at the crucial juncture of appearing to their board examinations. The closure of schools and the introduction of technology in education induced a great level of stress and uncertainty. Thanks to the educational support of ENLIGHT project, several girl children, particularly from the most disadvantaged groups were able to score big in the boards and their aspirations are growing high each day.


International Day of the Girl Child: There is a great risk that the progress of the last 20 years will be reduced to nothing

Since the unanimous adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for the Empowerment of Women in 1995, significant progress has been made for the rights of girls and women around the world. The fact remains that today the multiplication of crises and conflicts threatens to nullify the advances and condemn future generations to obscurity and silence. This is due to the lack of funding and attention paid to girls’ education, the only guarantee of true gender equality.


In India, COVID-19 pushing children of seasonal migrants to work

The current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and labor market consequences are severely affecting Indian families. Children are the first to suffer, being pushed into child labor situations. To assess the impact of the crisis on child labor and on their education, Aide et Action carried out an assessment. The results are edifying.


In Burkina Faso, education offers new future opportunities for 2,000 girls

In the Center-West region, as in other regions of Burkina Faso, socio-cultural constraints and certain practices are not favorable to the educational success of girls. Through the Girls’ Schooling project (SCOLFILLE), Aide et Action and the L’Occitane Foundation have decided to strengthen access, maintenance and completion of primary school for 2,000 girls.