Aide et Action

Institute for Livelihood Education and Development (iLEAD), Trivandrum and Bilaspur, India

International development organisation Aide et Action runs educational programmes across over 25 developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Its work helping underprivileged people improve their own lives makes it a perfect fit with TFWA Care’s stated objectives, and the charity’s iLEAD project in India shows just how effective the approach can be.

Since 2013, the support of TFWA Care has helped Aide et Action’s iLEAD project successfully train hundreds of young people in Trivandrum and Bilaspur, placing them in employment and thereby helping them to improve their living conditions and those of their families. With priority given to girls and young women from marginalized communities such as dalits and landless people where over 80% of beneficiaries live below the poverty line and annual household income of less than Rs.36,000 (US$580).


The objectives of iLEAD programme are as follows:

 

  • To create entry-level employment opportunities for marginalised youth, focusing especially on the poorest sections of Indian society
  • To bring about a reduction in the number of people living below the poverty line in the areas concerned
  • To encourage personality development, life skills and forward and backward linkages for trainees, thus enhancing their quality of life
  • To help those trainees showing exceptional aptitude and interest emerge as successful entrepreneurs and catalysts to generate employment opportunities for others
  • To advocate the adoption of similar approaches in private and state-run training programmes focusing on employability and entrepreneurship opportunities.

 

The programme includes regular contact with local industries and businesses with a view to adapting the course content and providing work placements, while the focus for recruitment continues to be on the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Through iLEAD, Aide et Action continues to seek an end to the poverty cycle in India.

 

iLEAD has already changed many lives for the better and, with TFWA Care’s help, Aide et Action is determined to do more.

iLEAD Project full presentation

This video introduces a full presentation of Aide et Action iLEAD concept, TFWA completed project results with integration of young people in local companies.

iLEAD video presentation

An iLEAD project with TFWA

Project in 2017

This year TFWA Care’s continued partnership with Aide et Action will enable the vocational training of 300 young people from poor and marginalized areas of Bilaspur, once again with a focus on girls and young women. The project will give participants better livelihood opportunities through employability and entrepreneurship training.

 

Specific Objectives:

  • To create entry level employment opportunities for marginalised youth, focusing especially on youth from economically weaker sections of Indian society
  • To establish entrepreneurial model units on an end to end basis
  • To bring about a reduction in the number of people living below the poverty line
  • To enhance and provide necessary skills for personality development and give those trained the tools to enhance their quality of life and that of their families
  • To help trained youths, having exceptional aptitude and interest, emerge as successful entrepreneurs and catalysts for generating more employment opportunities
  • To advocate the adoption of similar approaches in private and state-run training programmes focusing on employability and entrepreneurship opportunities


The programme will include regular contact with local industries and businesses with a view to adapting the course content and providing work placements, while the focus for recruitment will continue to be on the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Through iLEAD, Aide et Action continues to seek an end to the poverty cycle in India.

This year TFWA Care’s continued partnership with Aide et Action will enable the vocational training of 300 young people from poor and marginalized areas of Bilaspur, once again with a focus on girls and young women. The project will give participants better livelihood opportunities through employability and entrepreneurship training.

 

Specific Objectives

  • To create entry level employment opportunities for marginalised youth, focusing especially on youth from economically weaker sections of Indian society
  • To establish entrepreneurial model units on an end to end basis 
  • To bring about a reduction in the number of people living below the poverty line
  • To enhance and provide necessary skills for personality development and give those trained the tools to enhance their quality of life and that of their families
  • To help trained youths, having exceptional aptitude and interest, emerge as successful entrepreneurs and catalysts for generating more employment opportunities
  • To advocate the adoption of similar approaches in private and state-run training programmes focusing on employability and entrepreneurship opportunities

 

The programme will include regular contact with local industries and businesses with a view to adapting the course content and providing work placements, while the focus for recruitment will continue to be on the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Through iLEAD, Aide et Action continues to seek an end to the poverty cycle in India.

Transforming Youth for Prosperous Tomorrow

With the support of TFWA Care, Aide et Action selected and train over 400 young people – focusing especially on girls and young women – from the poorest areas of Trivandrum and Bilaspur, the capital of Chhattisgarh state, to enable them to break the cycle of poverty.

 

The objectives of the extended iLEAD programme were as follows:

  • To create entry-level employment opportunities for marginalised youth, focusing especially on the poorest sections of Indian society
  • To bring about a reduction in the number of people living below the poverty line in the areas concerned
  • To encourage personality development, life skills and forward and backward linkages for trainees, thus enhancing their quality of life
  • To help those trainees showing exceptional aptitude and interest emerge as successful entrepreneurs and catalysts to generate employment opportunities for others
  • To advocate the adoption of similar approaches in private and state-run training programmes focusing on employability and entrepreneurship opportunities.

 

The programme included regular contact with local industries and businesses with a view to adapting the course content and providing work placements, while the focus for recruitment continues to be on the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Through iLEAD, Aide et Action continues to seek an end to the poverty cycle in India.