In Sri Lanka, the educational and economic situation of young people is very complicated. Among them, women, are the first affected. In 2017, only one in three women was part of the labour force. To help the most underprivileged young adults, Aide et Action has set up the
An empty basket was all that Bandhana must have had. But he knew that an empty basket could not stay idle when fruits were available few kilometres away. Now, he uses the same basket he used to carry bricks to escort his children to the centre. He reaches the centre at 9 in the morning and goes back to his work and comes back at 2 in the afernoon to get them back home.
Eleven-year-old Arun’s day begins as early as 4 am with him fetching milk, cleaning the home, gardening etc.
A teacher’s determination coupled with Aide et Action’s support ensured collectivization of the community and government to provide uninterrupted education and improved facilities to the children affected by the massive earthquake in 2015 in Nepal writes Sujan Neupane, Programme Manager – AEA Nepal.