Vocational training promoting personal development and self-confidence
Education and training
A Chanel volunteer trained iLead program trainers in makeup techniques.
Students of iLead program during a briefing on the vocational trainings offered.
In India, young people from marginalized communities are frequently excluded from education and deprived of employment opportunities.
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.
- 47% of the young women trained found a job and 17% of them are now self-employed.
- At the end of the training program, they were mainly recruited in the beauty, sales, fashion or information technology sectors.
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.