The story of
Action Education's story is first and foremost one of vulnerable and marginalised communities, children and adults who, deprived of education, had little hope of improving their future.
But since 1981, millions have been accompanied by our teams on the path to development and can now read, write and count.
In 40 years, so many lives have been transformed.
Creation of Aide et Action by Pierre-Bernard Le Bas and initiation of the first child sponsorships
Opening of our mission in Burundi, 4th country of intervention after India, Kenya and Rwanda
Development of early childhood programmes in India
Construction of school buildings begins in Togo
First seminar for teacher training in India
Aide et Action receives the Crystal Trophy for transparency of financial information
Aide et Action sets up vocational training centres
Beginning of collaboration with authorities in different countries to advance the cause of education
Participation in the Education Summit at the World Education Forum in Dakar
Aide et Action decides to include disease prevention in its programmes
The association becomes an International Association for Development through Education; the five regions, members of Aide et Action, organize themselves into associations
Opening of a project for children with disabilities in Cambodia
Aide et Action develops an educational mission in France
The association defines its strategic orientations for the next 10 years and refocuses its action on the most vulnerable and marginalised populations, with a special focus on children, girls and women
Aide et Action changes its name to Action Education
The goal that all children, without exception and without discrimination of any kind, should have access to quality education is unfortunately not being achieved. There is still a lack of political will to recognise education as a cardinal element.
CEO of Action Education