Aide et Action, changing the world through education

in french: Aide et Action, l’éducation change le monde

  • Aide et Action, an international non-governmental organisation and the top child sponsorship organisation in France, focuses on improving access to quality education internationally. Aide et Action operates in Africa (Mali, Senegal, Niger, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar), in Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Myanmar), in Latin America-Caribbean (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and in France.
  • A vision: Aide et Action envisions a world where quality education will be accessible to all as the basis for mutual understanding, personal empowerment, and equitable societies throughout the world.
  • A mission: … (full text about /vision, mission, values).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Major Themes; Why; How; History; News, Press; Annual report; Get involved; Partners; Donate;
Addresses (2 of 8): – Aide et Action International, Rue des Paquis, 11, 1201 Genève, Switzerland;
- Aide et Action France, 53 Boulevard de Charonne, 75545 PARIS Cedex 11, France;

About /who we are: Aide et Action in brief:

  • Non-governemental organisation created in 1981
  • Focused on achieving access to quality education for all
  • 120 projects in 21 countries
  • 63,000 sponsors and regular donors
  • A network of around 700 volunteers
  • Approximately 600 employees
  • Monitored by Fance’s “Comité de la Charte” (a member of the International Committee on Fundraising Organisations, a global association of national monitoring agencies)

Education at the core of development:

  • Education is the means of acquiring knowledge and personal capabilities. It allows individuals to choose their future and exercise their rights as citizens.
  • However, 75 million school-aged children do not attend, or do not have access to primary school; 775 million adults do not have basic literacy skills.
  • Aide et Action confronts this urgent issue by intervening in 21 countries to lift barriers that obstruct full access to quality education.
  • Aide et Action, an approach of accompanying and reinforcing capacities of local actors:
  • Aide et Action accompanies local actors in planning, developing and evaluating their own development projects.

For each project, Aide et Action teams made up of locally recruited individuals collaborate with Aide et Action’s local partners. Giving responsibilities to all actors—village communities, parents, teachers, community-based organisations, state or national government actors—Aide et Action guarantees the relevance and sustainability of its education projects by encouraging the autonomy of communities and respecting local cultures.

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