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Low literacy levels among children living in remote mountain areas are attributed to high drop-out rates among tribal children, who have difficulty understanding the language of instruction, which is Telugu. Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2023. Chandra Kiran

2023 in pictures

Action Education has stepped up its efforts in the face of persistent crises that are hitting the most vulnerable hardest. Discover the year 2023 through these three categories: access and quality of education, early childhood education, youth and adult education. These images bear witness to our determination to overcome the obstacles to a world where education is accessible to everyone.

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Burkina Faso, free speech, raising awareness

Burkina Faso: freeing speech to combat gender inequality

On International Children's Rights Day (20 November), Action Education reminds us that being informed and participating are key to guaranteeing children's rights. In Burkina Faso, a number of the young girls we support are faced with numerous difficulties as soon as they start menstruating. The workshop we co-organised enabled them to look back at the inequalities and discrimination they suffer, and to show that speaking openly about taboos guarantees them access to their sexual and reproductive rights. 

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Children's rights : Vanessa Martin on 8 billion neighbours - RFI

To mark International Children's Rights Day on 20 November, Emmanuelle Bastide gave the floor to Vanessa Martin, Head of Public Speaking and Advocacy at Action Education, on RFI's 8 milliards de voisins programme. On air, she stated that sub-Saharan Africa is one of the regions most affected in the world by attacks from non-state armed groups, targeting schools, children and educational staff. Faced with this security situation and these serious violations of children's rights, how can the resilience of the education system be strengthened? Discover the concrete example of the "Safe School" programme set up by UNICEF and Action Education in at-risk areas.

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Children's rights : La Croix mentions Action Education on the situation in Burkina Faso

In its article "In Burkina Faso, the tragedy of displaced children who have dropped out of school", published to mark International Children's Rights Day on 20 November, the French daily La Croix describes the critical situation facing several NGOs working to protect children in Burkina Faso, including Action Education, Asmae-Association Soeur Emmanuelle, Planète Enfants & Développement, SOS Villages d'enfants, Save The Children and Plan International. These organisations can no longer count on French public development aid, which not only compromises their projects but also inflicts a double penalty on children who are already victims of insecurity.

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Jeunesse Academy talks about our actions in Burkina Faso

The editorial team at Jeunesse Academy, Burkina Faso's magazine on the training and development of African youth, met Narzoume Tchingue, Development Manager for Action Education's Burkina Faso-Mali-Niger Mission, to discuss our work in Burkina Faso. In her article "Action Education, for quality education for vulnerable populations", find out about all our missions in the country, which cover the following themes: health, nutrition, access to and quality of education, and organisational and socio-economic capacity-building for women.

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