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
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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.
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.
All of 23, Sarhaka Lakiang is a budding entrepreneur who runs a tailoring unit from her home in Jowai in Meghalaya. Her transformational journey from an ordinary girl to an enterprising woman is an inspirational story for many women from marginalized communities.
Srikarshika’s mother tried to abort on knowing that she was carrying a girl child. Though Srikarshika survived the abortion attempt, she was born as a deformed child whose woes didn’t end there. Her parents were too callous and never bothered to seek specialised treatment as suggested by the doctors.
Even though Aradhana cleared her 9th standard with good marks, her parents were least enthused to continue her studies. Instead, they discontinued her education and started searching for marriage alliances.