Aide et Action Switzerland

... in a few words

Aide et Action Switzerland is a development NGO that specialises in education.

It is a member of the Aide et Action International Network and is active in 19 countries across 3 continents to fulfill its vision of a world where every person has access to quality education.

Aide et Action Suisse set up offices in Geneva in 1999, and became an organisation under Swiss law in 2002. It is free from religious and political ties.


Our Approach

Our method consists in listening to, working with and accompanying local actors, from our conviction that people themselves own the solutions to their problems.

Our projects are led by locally-based staff and voluntaries and supported by local partners.

Our goal: to foster the autonomy of target populations and all the actors around them (local organisations, teachers, parents of pupils…)

Our actions are grounded in the values of freedom, respect, solidarity, equality and integrity.

Our Mission

  • Improving access to quality education, to ensure that one child out of five does not leave school before finishing the primary cycle.
  • Fostering the social and professional integration of the world's most vulnerable. Education could lift 171 million people out of poverty.
  • Sensitising and influencing global public opinion towards a more just and equitable world. Today's challenges are global: so must be the solutions.

Our Missions in Switzerland


To sensitise the General Public to the realities of the field and to the challenges inherent in development through education, and establish partnerships with Major Donors and Institutions.

To participate in and animate the organisational life of French-speaking Switzerland: Sustainable Development Festival, North/South Festival, Race for Gift, CAGI…


Project coordination: project design, monitoring and evaluation, field visits, exchanges of best practices, capacity building, funding, collaboration and partnership follow-up (UBS Optimus Foundation, Medicor Foundation, Symphasis Foundation, Gertrude Hirzel Foundation, Canton of Geneva, Commune of Meyrin, etc.)

Capacity building: Summer School in Comparative International Education by UNIGE/FAPSE, Swissfundraising, CSR


Thematic, philanthropic and economic networks: RECI, Réseau Education DDC, Education 21, Crelac, Creg, Philantropic Advisors, SFG

University partnerships: UNIGE/FAPSE (Prof. Akkari, via UBS Optimus Foundation), EPFL/UNESCO Chair/Tech4Dev, HEG Genève, HEG Fribourg