OBJECTIVE 1
Allow children and teenagers access to good quality education

OBJECTIVE 2
Favor the personal development of children and teenagers

THE IECD’S 4 PILLARS FOR EDUCATION

1

Favor the acquisition of academic knowledge.

2

Help each one to develop his or her personality, life skills and capacity to live alongside others via workshops and extra-curricular activities.

3

Accompany children, teenagers or young adults via psychosocial support and material support if necessary so that they are free to learn.

4

Act on the family and educational environment of the student through the involvement of parents, teacher training, inclusive education, training of trainers, information targeting public authorities.

Education is the weapon of Humankind.

Young Syrian refugee in Lebanon housed at the center in Al Qaa.

EDUCATION : IT ALL STARTS AT SCHOOL!

263 million children and young people around the world between 6 and 17 years old do not attend school.

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children and young people around the world between 6 and 17 years old do not attend school. This figure includes 61 million children of primary school age (6-11 years), 60 million teenagers of junior secondary school age (12-14 years), and 142 million young people of senior secondary school age (15-17 years).

Yet, education is one of the best ways to put an end to poverty. According to the Observatory of French Education Aid in Developing Countries, each extra year of school results in a 10% increase in a person’s potential income. On a national level, this implies a 1% increase in the annual GDP. An educated population is more resistant to all sorts of crises and increases its capacity for resilience. No country can progress in the long-term without investing in the education of its population.

With its local partners, the IECD develops adapted measures that allow rural junior school students, young refugees who have dropped out of school, children with learning difficulties, or young disabled people to benefit from access to good quality education. In tough environments, the IECD is dedicated to ensuring that individuals have the opportunity to reveal their capacities and find their place in society.

MUCH MORE THAN ACADEMIC LESSONS

The IECD’s actions pursue an objective that goes beyond educational improvement or remediation. The educational program aims to allow children, teenagers or young adults to forge their personality, fulfill themselves, reveal their talents, become decision-makers in their own lives and have an influence on the environment in which they live. For this, tailored support is offered that encompasses all aspects of the person and his or her environment.

2017 results : 

  • 7,000 children and young people who benefit from the educational programs.
  • More than 660 teachers trained in practices to improve management.
  • More than 83% success rate in the BEPC examination and 86% in the Baccalaureate in Madagascar.