16/20, Gilchrist Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Pin: 600 031).
Aide-et-Action (AEA) was founded in 1981 by Pierre Bernard Le Bas as a secular, apolitical, not for profit and non- governmental organization, based in Paris, France. It was his engagement in India, as a volunteer which inspired him to form AEA. He strongly believed that education can be a critical lever towards positive change in the lives of the poor and marginalized across the globe.
AEA India was the first country programme, initiated in 1981. In the year 1988, AEA registered itself as a not-for-profit private limited company under Section 25 of Indian Companies Act, 1956 and opened its office in Chennai (Tamil Nadu state) to promote the India Programme. In the year 2005 AEA-India programme became part of the regional structure of AEA-South Asia, where programmes are also being implemented in Sri Lanka and Nepal. The regionalization was done to promote greater south-south solidarity and to promote learning among various countries within a Region.
AEA – India has proven experience in successfully executing projects with support of Corporates, International Agencies, and Government Programmes. It operationalized the state wide project on migration with support from Rajiv Vidya Mission (SSA Chapter of Andhra Pradesh Government), implemented the Targeted Intervention projects in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Delhi states (projects is funded by NACO1 through PSACS2, DSACS3).
AEA envisions “A World where dignity is ensured for all men, women and children through education – a lever for development and change”. Its mission is to “make education a lever for human development”. Liberty, Respect, Solidarity, Equity and Integrity are the values of AEA.
The target amount to be raised is Rs. 10 lakhs. It will go towards the following cause – Holistic education and Healthcare services for Marginalized children. Read more about the cause here
The on-going projects in India are spread across 19 states and are managed by highly professional teams operating from seven sub regional offices. Through these projects AEA-India engage primarily with Children from underprivileged sections (Children of Migrant workers, Children living in difficult situations, Children of commercial sex workers, Children affected due to ethnic violence, Dropout children, adolescents, Never enrolled children), Person with Disability, Person Living with HIV/AIDs, Unemployed Youth population, Communities Vulnerable to Natural Disasters and Migrant Population (Distress migrants) with special focus on women and girl child. Read more about the cause here
Over 2000 children will benefit from this program. The goal is to: