Today, across the world, more than 120 million children and youths are still deprived of primary and secondary education. Groups affected by poverrty (especially in rural areas) or marginalisation (children with disabilities, refugees, street children, minority groups…) are most effected by exclusion from school.

Therefore in Madagascar, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, IECD conducts projects with their partners that promote access to education for rural junior school students, young refugees who dropped out of school, children with special needs or teenagers who are failing at school. This in order for them to access a quality education adapted to their needs, so that they can develop and live up to their potential.

These plans take different forms in different contexts : academic remediation and strengthenening, educational support, looking after the requirements necessary to maintain education, preparation for further education. Training activities for teachers and trainers in pedagogy and learning skills are also included.

All the activities are characterised by:

  • A global approach to the person and the risk of marginalisation that is facing them. The answer given is also global: the educational project involves the person as a whole (personal development courses, relationship with their environment and in particular their family).
  • Support of the beneficiairies which goes beyond the horizon of simply educational: it is in fact to assist them in developing a social and professional integration project.