Aide et Action is convinced that quality education for all requires inclusion. The organization specifically targets its projects to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized populations (the poorest, out-of-school pupils and drop-outs, the ones at risk of dropping out of school, girls, migrants, children with disabilities, children from ethnic minorities groups, and more.) Aide et Action takes action to ensure that no one is forgotten throughout their entire education.
Yet, due to lack of inclusion, inequalities - both in terms of access and quality of education - remain, both between states and within countries. As a consequence: the most marginalized children are left behind.
children, adolescents and young people in the world who are currently excluded from education, particularly because of disability, poverty, gender, ethnic origin, geographical isolation... (5)
• Offers a better future and a better life, especially for the most underprivileged, marginalized and excluded populations,
• Transfers essential skills to enable (re-)integration into society,
• Empowers individuals to take action and participate.
defending it concerns ALL of us.
of the most marginalized groups in the world have very little chance of accessing quality education - Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4 - by 2030 (6)
1 in 2
children or young people with disabilities do not go to school in low and middle income countries (7)
In the field
Vietnam: provide inclusive education for children from ethnic minority groups.
Worldwide, 175 million children aged 3 to 5 do not have access to preschool education (8). For example, in Vietnam, kindergartens located in remote regions – largely home to ethnic minority groups who make up a large portion of the country’s poorest population - often lack the infrastructure, facilities, and resources to meet the population’s needs. This is compounded by the language barriers faced by children from ethnic minorities, the lack of recognition and awareness of the importance of early childhood education among parents and communities, and the limited number of staff and qualified pre-school teachers has a significant impact on children's development, as well as their ability to successfully transition from preschool to primary school.
In the field
India: Reintegrating out-of-school migrant children into an educational path.
India has nearly 100 million seasonal migrant workers. Among them, 10 to 15 million are children in extremely vulnerable situations. Indeed, on construction sites and brick kilns where their parents work, in addition to being out of school and often left to look after themselves, these children are frequently exposed to the risk of abuse, violence, forced labour, accidents, etc. Due to the mobility of families, migrant children move away from education, health care and childcare services, both in their home village and in their area of migration.
In 2019, Aide et Action carried out “Migration & Education” projects in favour of more than 15,000 migrant children, and their families, in several Indian states (Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana).