Tag: Child Rights

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).

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).

COVID-19: a disaster in the guise of others

COVID-19 has shaken the world, claiming thousands of lives, destroying millions of jobs, and bringing the world as it was once known to a halt. But beyond the human, social and financial consequences that weigh on our daily lives, the crisis is proving to be more insidious than it seemed, gradually revealing silent catastrophes, which plague the world today and that of tomorrow. Aide et Action is sounding the alarm bells on the International Day of Education (24 January).

India: ‘Educate Connect program’ to reduce school dropouts among children of migrant workers

According to the India census 2011, there were 92.95 million internal child migrants dispersed across the country, with present-day figures likely to be much higher. Studies indicate that these children are more vulnerable with higher probabilities of child labour and discontinued educational opportunities. The current COVID pandemic has further exacerbated the vulnerable situation of such periled groups. To address these challenges, Aide et Action initiates the ‘Education Connect Program’ which ensures continued learning for returnee migrant children in Odisha.