Since 2005, Aide et Action has established training and professional integration centers in 100 Indian cities under the “ILEAD” project. Intended for underprivileged youth aged 18 to 25 without formal job qualifications, this project offers 3-month training programs and support for integrating the employment market through counseling, interview preparation workshops, and a network of partners. It encourages young people to create their own businesses.
Aide et Action’s partnership with Fondation CHANEL enabled 2,065 young women to benefit from the program in 5 cities. It also encouraged personal development activities and entrepreneurship training. Support groups sensitized participants on women’s rights and leadership. Chanel employees were involved in training teachers and students on new make-up and sales techniques, communication, marketing and merchandising.
Aide et Action is for access to quality education for all since 1981. The association makes education for women and girls a priority. By having access to quality education, women are more likely to have paid work, care for their children, to participate in household decisions and, in turn, educate their daughters.