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In the 50 years since its establishment, AET has helped over 750,000 disadvantaged children and young people from Africa to access education and training. Today we mainly operate in conflict-affected regions of Africa. Such areas often receive little international aid for education as donors tend to limit their support to immediate humanitarian assistance. Yet conflict-affected areas have the lowest levels of access to education in the world, and it is in these areas that we must urgently focus our energies if we are to make progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015.
AET specialises in developing creative, innovative approaches to providing access to learning in these challenging environments. Much of our current work takes place in South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda, and its success is due to our belief that programmes should be designed and managed locally.