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.
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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.
While Romania has been in a state of emergency for more than a month due to the COVID-19 crisis, the most fragile populations find themselves completely destitute. The inhabitants of the slum of Satmarel, in the north-west of the country, are among the most vulnerable and their daily lives are heavily impacted. To support them, we set up emergency food relief, in collaboration with Stea our local partner.
The COVID-19 crisis has deprived 1.53 billion children of education worldwide (UNESCO). In our intervention areas, the 2,000 schools we work with have all closed, and our 1.2 million beneficiaries have all been impacted. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Aide et Action has been adapting and innovating its activities in the field to meet the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations. But the objective of our response plan is broader: to limit the impact of the Coronavirus on education.
The COVID-19 pandemic spares no country. In Africa, although urban areas are largely covered by information and awareness campaigns on barrier measures (television, radio, the internet, posters, etc.), the same is not true for more rural areas.