Founded in 1981, Aide et Action's mission is to improve access to quality education for all. With 120 projects in 21 countries, Aide et Action promotes early childhood education, education for women and girls and inclusive education to facilitate social and professional integration of the most vulnerable people.
In India, as a result of this fast-growing economy, incomes are also rising, but at a faster pace for highly educated people with "marketable" skills than for unskilled workers. This contributes to the widening gap between rich and poor. This project from Aide et Action concerns vocational training in aesthetics in 6 "Institute for Livelihood Education and Development" (ILEAD) in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat states. The focus is on social equity and the priority is given to marginalized communities such as dalits, tribals, landless, women, the disabled, etc.