AIDE ET ACTION (INDIA)

Aide et Action International is an international NGO specializing in social development, with an emphasis on education. The organization currently reaches to over 4,500 communities in 32 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America & Caribbean, directly and in partnership with local NGOs. Aide et Action International believes in Education for All, and works towards providing education to the most vulnerable children from marginalised communities across the world. It believes in Values that are free from all political and religious attachments- promotes the values of liberty, respect, solidarity, equity and integrity. AEAI has a Vision where dignity is ensured for all me...

AIDE ET ACTION (INDIA)
16/20 - Gilchrist Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet - Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600031.
16/20 - Gilchrist Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet - Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600031.
CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU 600031
India
044-28365516/17/19/20
http://www.aide-et-action.org, http://www.aea-southasia.org

Management Team

Ravi P Singh, Aishwarya Mahajan, Sajeev Balan

Project Leaders

AISHWARYA MAHAJAN

Mission

Aide et Action International is an international NGO specializing in social development, with an emphasis on education. The organization currently reaches to over 4,500 communities in 32 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America & Caribbean, directly and in partnership with local NGOs. Aide et Action International believes in Education for All, and works towards providing education to the most vulnerable children from marginalised communities across the world. It believes in Values that are free from all political and religious attachments- promotes the values of liberty, respect, solidarity, equity and integrity. AEAI has a Vision where dignity is ensured for all men, women and children through education. Our Mission is to make education a lever for human development. We work with the objective to empower the marginalised communities to help them take control of their future and stand for their fundamental rights. We are committed to: Ensuring respect for the Right to Quality Education for all, particularly children. Increasing awareness of this mission and promoting worldwide Rights to Education. Charter Free from all political and religious attachments, Aide et Action International undertakes to: ACT for the respect of the right to quality education for all, especially children, the future of humanity; INCREASE AWARENESS, mobilise and lobby, so that education becomes an international commitment; SUPPORT the people, who alone are the decision makers, builders and entrepreneurs of their educational projects; PROMOTE education that is open to the world, its diversity and its cultures; DEVELOP intercultural exchanges and thus the principle of solidarity, especially through sponsorship ties; GUARANTEE transparency in our actions and in the use of our resources. The Aide et Action International charter is the association's raison d'etre, shared by all our members. It guarantees our unity and coherence. Its values and principles are accepted by all our partners. The objectives of Aide et Action in the world Promote access to education and improve conditions for child care. Aide et Action is committed to children younger populations but also among the most vulnerable or discriminated against. The school environment is enhanced by the development of school canteens, latrines, purchases of furniture, libraries and teaching materials ... Improve the quality of education. Aide et Action builds the skills of teachers, including training, development of teaching practices and the provision of appropriate teaching materials. The association also encourages communities to participate actively in the life and management of the school. Support communities in developing their educational project. Aide et Action seeks to empower communities, respecting their culture. All stakeholders (community, state, local associations, parents, teachers ...) involved in the projects. The association supports them so they decide, develop, implement and evaluate their own development projects. Promote social and professional integration of the most vulnerable. With suitable training programs, Aide et Action encourages the social and professional integration of young people from, for the most disadvantaged backgrounds. That is, for example, if the project iLead India. In other countries, like China and Benin, Action Aid offers literacy classes. Sensitize and mobilize world public opinion for a more just and equitable. Aide et Action made education a key tool in preventing and resolving conflicts. At the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic for example, the association promotes values related to a culture of peace and nonviolence. Ensuring education in emergency and post emergency. Aide et Action implements, in countries where it is present, natural disasters, programs of emergency assistance to the victims and develops projects reconstruction. It is particularly spoke at the 2004 Asian Tsunami and most recently in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Our Focal Themes 1. Access and Quality Education 2. Livelihood Education 3. Inclusive Education 4. Health Education and HIV&AIDS 5. Education for Migrating Population 6. Disaster Response, Mitigation and Preparedness 7. Early Child Care and Education 8. Women Empowerment and Education 9. Education for Global Citizenship

Programs

1. ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL Our quality education programmes strengthen the educational governance in India and Nepal, thereby enabling children, especially from the poor and marginalised sections, to gain access and quality education. The programme also targets school dropouts, those who have never enrolled and slow learners, and supports them in successfully completing their primary education. Reaching out to more than 1000 rural primary schools (government), 81,000 children and 2900 teachers, the programme has resulted in: - Increased enrolment, retention, interest and competencies amongst children - Increased participation of parents, teachers, community and children in education governance - Recognition and support from the government and other supporters Back to Basics (B2B), visualised as acampaign, enables children in government primary schools (Grade I-V) to achieve age appropriate, acceptable competency levels. As an accelerated learning programme, B2B addresses issues of in-school teaching learning processes.. Liberate School envisions a shift f rom teachers to le a r n e r s a n d le a r n i n g processes in all learning spaces, more particularly beyond the four walls of the s c h o o l. It e n c o u r a g e s a lt e r n a ti v e fo rms a n dsubjects of learning in rural areas where there is high dropout rate. Liberate School enhances confidence inchildren and develops a sense of enquiry in their mind. 2. Livelihood Education Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development (iLEAD) aims at providing access to better livelihood opportunities to youth from marginalised communities who have dropped out of school. At iLEAD, these young people are trained in marketoriented trades, soft skills as well as entrepreneurial skills, thereby helping them gain purposeful employment. The overarching objective of the initiative is to nurture youth to become 'change agents'! In South Asia, there are a total of 98 iLEAD centres spread across India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development - iLEAD we have achieved quite a significant success in training 142869 youth and placing 108229 youth in various sectors iLEAD Creations: is an enterprise run by iLEAD alumni. As a unique amalgamation of heritage and contemporary artifacts, it is an attempt at sustainable entrepreneurship. It also tries to preserve and rejuvenate rare, rural art practices of the Kutch region in Gujarat. iLEAD Creations, which began as an experimental initiative by a group of iLEAD students, has been successful in showcasing itself across India. It has a dedicated e-business website through which it takes online orders for products. The Gossip Circle for Empowerment (GCE): is an innovative and unique component of the iLEAD programme, wherein GOSSIP translates into a positive factor that acts as an open forum for learning through discussions and debates. GCE encourages solidarity, promotes leadership qualities and prepares the youth to play a constructive role as 'change agents'. 3. Women Empowerment and Education- : We proactively create include business a reality for women and the girl children. Our strategies include making women collectives aware about their rights and entitlements. Supporting women's groups such as Self-Help Groups and capacitating them to gain access to better livelihood opportunities - has also encouraged women to engage in strengthening governance. Influencing Educational Governance: In a unique effort, we are bringing together the mothers of school-going children to influence education governance. In Bihar, India, there are 50 Maatha (Mother) groups actively promoting enrolment (especially of the girl child), preventing dropouts as well as quality functioning of the school. 4. The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme covers children between the age group of 0-8 years and uses a holistic approach that integrates health, nutrition, and education for young children from the very beginning and at all stages. Children regularly attend a centre-based programme where they learn pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-number skills, concepts and vocabulary. We also look at health and nutrition and work closely with anganwadi workers and village-level institutions such as the Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Panchayats, and Parent-Teacher Associations. Building Support: We engage with multiple stakeholders including the children of Bal Panchayat (Children Club), Anganwadi workers, Self-Help Group members and others, to bring in social change in the community. Raising awareness amongst parents about the ill effects of child marriage and the need to promote girl child education has helped in the increased enrolment and retention of girls in primary schools 5. ENSURING CONTINUED EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN Back to School: Children suffer silently and face multiple forms of vulnerabilities when their parents migrate. Forced to drop out from school, they often turn into child labourers. The brick kiln and agriculture sectors have ample space for child labour; they inhumanely exploit children and rob them of their childhood. We strategically ensure continued quality education for migrant children through worksite schools, seasonal hostels and residential/non-residential bridge courses. This has helped prevent several children from dropping out of education Mapping the Migrants: In 2011, we facilitated and led a network of 739 NGOs to map the migrant population in 22 districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. This massive exercise was accomplished with the help of the NGOs, as well as support from Rajiv Vidya Mission (Sarva Siksha Abhiyan) and the Department of Labour. The exercise was successful in identifying over 1 lakh migrant children. Based on the findings, AEAI, in partnership with the government, has initiated schools for children of migrant workers. 6. EQUAL DEVELOPMENT, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL- Promoting Inclusion in Quality Education:We promote the cause of equal opportunities for all. We respond to the diverse needs of different learners in formal and non-formal educational settings, and engage with teachers, learners, and the community to recognise diversity as an enriching factor in learning environments. Protecting the Children of Sex Workers: In the areas surrounding GB Road, New Delhi (India), we work with female sex workers and their children, helping them access quality education. Through this intervention, our aim is to spread awareness about the rights and entitlements which will help them improve their lives. Young children (1-3 years) are supported with nutrition and care in the day care centre, while children between the ages of 3-6 years are prepared for formal schooling. In 2011, a total of 46 children were enrolled in the day care centre, out of which 26 children were mainstreamed in schools. 7. ACTIONS TO PREVENT, AND SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT DISEASES Raising Awareness about Health and Prevention of Diseases: Through effective communication campaigns, we try to reduce the stigma, engage communities in discussions, and take preventive actions. We capacitate, sensitise, and promote community-based mechanisms for care and support Spreading Awareness on HIV & AIDS: With the support of the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO), we have reached out to the HIV infected/affected, IDUs, MSMs, and other vulnerable groups in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab. Our unique communication and advocacy campaign, 'NavDrishti', composed of animation videos, posters etc, has been launched in 592 villages across 6 districts of Rajasthan 8. EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY AND POST-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS Disaster Response, Mitigation, and Preparedness: ensures that communities are able to return to a stable situation after a disaster or an emergency. It helps communities preserve, maintain, and restore education systems and family values after disasters. Restoring Lives: We supported tsunami-affected communities in 80 villages of Cuddalore and Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, and 25 villages of Trincomalle in Sri Lanka. Our efforts were targeted at rehabilitating the villages in an ecofriendly way; restoring the ecology and helping communities to be better prepared to face future disasters. 9. GROWING TO BECOME A MORE RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship: aims to build a new generation of children who are sensitive and constructive towards strengthening human rights, peace building, pluralism, and comprehensive development. We promote the use of modern media tools that will allow communities to become the drivers of social harmony and development. We believe that such initiatives will bring greater harmony and peace, and create more relaxed environments for children to learn, leading to more effective and meaningful education Animation for Change-Punni Ki Kahaniyan aims at promoting a sentiment of global citizenship within children by addressing pertinent social issues and building awareness through animation films, posters, and other forms of media.is a unique attempt to spread the values of multiculturalism among children. The film was screened for over 8,000 children in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Assam, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh in India.

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