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Sham to Youth,

Himayat programme organized a one day function where the Alumins were awarded with certificates of training at Akhnoor today. As many as forty pass-outs were awarded with degrees by the distinguished chief guest. The undergoing batch of trainees also performed in the event and held many cultural and social events. On the occasion, Sr Vice President J&K PCC and Former Minister Sham Lal Sharma delivered the inspirational speech to the trainees and urged them to excel in life as the world has abundant opportunities for the talented and intelligent youth. The function was organized with an aim to inspire and encourage the rural youth and lend them better exposure in life.

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06/ May/2017
Convocation held at iLEAD Jalandhar

Celebration of achievements always gives a special feeling. The same has been witnessed by youth in a convocation ceremony organized by iLEAD programme of Aide et Action (an international organization working on the theme of education) at Jalandhar (Punjab). Supported by Market Aligned Skill Training initiative from American India Foundation since 2011 in Jalandhar, iLEAD is focusing on marginalized & school dropout youth who lack skills to acquire a job for their self-dependency. Training them in various employable courses & making them empowered is the sole objective of this program which reflected well in this convocation ceremony. Along with proud trained youth from iLEAD many distinguished guests including Mr. Jagdeep from American India Foundation, Ms Saisha Chopra from Punjab Kesari, community representatives , media fraternities & various business owners who are also employers of iLEAD trained youth were present during the ceremony.

29/ Mar/2017
Convocation held at iLEAD Jalandhar

The highlight of this ceremony was the release of a documentary produced by Aide et Action on iLEAD’s Jalandhar initiative reflecting the impact of the programme in community youth. This documentary comprises of stories of struggle & success of three young girls who faced a lot in their early teens & how iLEAD had made them independent & self-sustained. The problem of drugs & its vicious circle in Punjab & how skill training to youth can be helpful in bringing change was also highlighted in this documentary.

29/ Mar/2017
Aide Et Action Akhnoor Celebrate Women’s Day

Aide et action Himayat Akhnoor on Wednesday organized a daylong seminar on women empowerment to celebrate the women’s day. The event organized by its Akhnoor centre witnessed the gathering of people from different walks of life who threw the light over the importance of women in continuing the cycle of universe. The Chief Guest on the occasion Sub District Magistrate, Akhnoor Miss Gajender while quoting the ancient Sanskrit literature  explained in detail how women has always been an important in balancing the activities of life.

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16/ Mar/2017
Aide et Action iLead Jaipur Celebrate Women’s Day

Inviting Professionals like women Doctors, Senior Govt officials including State Administrative Officers and Manager in Big Credit banks by iLEAD youthspark Jaipur.

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16/ Mar/2017
iLEAD ka Salaam

Aide-et-Action’s program Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development (iLEAD) organised a week-long celebration across India. The celebrations were conducted to acknowledge, appreciate, felicitate and share the togetherness with the real heroes of our society. iLEAD felicitated the real saviors of the society . Youth from across iLEAD centers tied Rakhi and Friendship bands to Traffic policemen , sweepers , firemen , sanitation workers, railway workers etc. Students and staff members not only appreciated their hard work towards society but also thanked them for bestowing a healthy and safe life full of freedom.

22/ Aug/2013
iLEAD KA SALAAM

Youth from across iLEAD centers tied Rakhi and Friendship bands to Traffic policemen , sweepers , firemen , sanitation workers, railway workers etc. Students and staff members not only appreciated their hard work towards society but also thanked them for bestowing a healthy and safe life full of freedom

22/ Aug/2013
Aide et Action organises a workshop to discuss strategies on vocational training in Burundi- East Af

Aide et Action organises a workshop to discuss strategies on vocational training in Burundi- East Africa Aide et Action organized an interactive workshop to discuss strategies on setting up vocational training programme in Burundi. The meeting was held at Hotel Royal Empire, Jaipur (Rajasthan) and was represented by the delegates from Burundi, CSOs, Rajasthan Skills and Livelihood Development Corporation and volunteers from BITS Goa, Israel and London.

The workshop was held to exchange key strategic plans with the East African Government to help further promote vocational education in Burundi. Speaking on the occasion, Her Excellency Dr. Rose Gahiru, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Education of Trades, Vocational Training and Literacy said, “Youth of Burundi is as precious as the minerals of Africa and the government is committed to sharpen their skills and make them positive human resource for Burundi.

The vocational training will help in boosting the overall socio-economic situation and has requested support from Aide et Action to initiate the vocational training in Burundi”. A project called ‘Mubone’ has been initiated in Burundi to impart vocational training to off-school youth in the urban community of Buterere at the city of Bujumbura.

This project is the result of an agreement of technical partnership between Aide et Action and the Ministry of national Education, Burundi. It is in experimental phase and the project’s result may lead planners to enrich the new strategies in the skill development sector in Burundi. Mr Rajesh Yadav MD- RSLDC expressed his views on the perspective of vocational training in Rajasthan and said that they will give all support to the Burundian Government to initiate and strengthen the vocational educational programme. Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, Regional Head Livelihood Education of Aide et Action South Asia shared that the delegates from Burundi came to India to learn from the experiences of skill development initiatives of Aide Et Action South Asia.

The delegates visited three iLEAD centers- Initiative for livelihood Education and Development) in Delhi and Jaipur. This event was marked with the launch of iLEAD website, brochures and a documentary on iLEAD. Aide et Action is an International Development Organization headquartered at Geneva, works in more than 26 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean on issues related to Education. Aide et Action’s iLEAD or Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development is their initiative to promote education through livelihood training

09/ Jul/2013
A tribute to the Uttarakhand Flood victims

Paying tributes to the Uttarakhand flood victims, iILEAD Bandikui on Monday took out a candlelight vigil in the city. Several students of the ilead center collected more than Rs 2000 to help the victims.

08/ Jul/2013
Aide et Action commits to provide vocational skills for 10,800 youth in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, May 2013: “We are not just giving skills for a vocation but skills for a successful life. Our trainees gain great confidence and strength through the training process which helps them face any challenge in life. We want to see them not only as successful entrepreneurs but also as ‘Change Agents’ in their respective communities.’’ These sentiments were expressed by Claire Calosci, International Director General (IDG) of Aide et Action International (AEAI) when she met the Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, in the month of May. The minister responded by appreciating the work done by AEAI in skill development at Sri Lanka.

During the discussion with the minister, the parties exchanged ideas on how AEAI as an organisation could bring in learning in the area of skill development and vocational education from across the globe. In addition, they discussed the benefits AEAI brings to the youth of Sri Lanka. AEAI has mastered the art of imparting soft skills - an important aspect of vocational education that help trainees build confidence and acquire life skills such as decision making, time planning, healthy inter-personal relationships, and leadership qualities. At the end of the discussion, the minister agreed to sign a five year MoU with AEAI which will help build a collaborative approach in the skill development of the country. 

At the end of the meeting, the IDG of AEAI handed over a letter of commitment to the minister, in which AEAI commits to undertake training of 10,800 youth, including 500 LTTE ex-combatants, over the next five years. Under this commitment, five existing centres will be improved with new trades and an additional centre will be established in Kilinochchi area under the supervision of Major General Udaya Perera,  SF Commander.

01/ May/2013