Regional Campaigns

Regional Campaigns

The regional campaigns of IDAY bring together several coalitions around the same action, concerning common issues countries and who have decided to solve them together.

This campaign aims to end the violence and slaverylike work conditions experienced by millions of domestic workers in Africa. A survey was conducted in 5 East African countries that put these invisible workers in the spotlights. The results of the survey have led to incredible progress, but there is still much to be done to ensure decent working conditions for this population, including education and professionalization and advocacy campaigns for the ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189. Read more

This campaign aims to include health in education programmes through the implementation of school gardens with high nutritional and medicinal plants in schools. The reports are formal, malaria, intestinal worms and other tropical diseases as well as insufficient or nonexistent nutrition have a terrible impact on education. The ecological school garden: a global approach (education, health, environment, community development) to combat the cycle of school dropout and poverty through a local solution. IDAY works in partnership with Teachers Without Borders on pedagogical aspects and training of teacher. Artemisia annua: in this campaign, IDAY also participates in the collective effort in the fight against malaria with the promotion of the plant. Read more

This regional campaign seeks to improve the conditions of detention of children in prison, in particular through education. In the great majority of African prison, detained youth have no access to proper schooling. When they leave prison, they encounter considerable difficulties to reintegrate the official education system, including professional training. In Africa, the dimension of the issue is unclear. It is estimated that 65% of these youngsters are retained in prison against the law, often in adult yards. The regional campaign comprises therefore first surveys to determine the real needs and better orient intervention strategies. Results of the surveys will help prepare a « guide for education of minors in prison ». Organisations and participating coalitions will engage in advocacy and sensitisation campaigns to better protect the children in prison et guarantee their basic rights, in particular the right to a proper education. Read more

The campaign aims to contribute to improve access to basic quality education for children and youth in zones of prolonged conflict. Millions of African families live for several years away from home, in refugee camps either in their home country or abroad. Education of the children is a critical issue for the future of these fragile populations. Depending on the zones, coalitions have formulated urgent initiatives in terms of infrastructure, girls’ security, training of teachers, or psycho-affective support of the children. Read more

The aim of this campaign is to collect and analyze data at the national level on the performance of education systems in each country of the network. The data will be used in advocacy campaigns towards governments and the approach encouraged by IDAY members is to involve local stakeholders from identifying gaps to proposing solutions, because the lack of involvement is considered as one of the main causes of the deterioration of the quality of education according to the World Bank. Read more

The impact of climate change is now global. Although it is the countries of the North that are the biggest polluters, the negative effects and their consequences on the lives of populations are felt more in the countries of the South. Moreover, sub-Saharan African countries are less equipped to deal with environmental issues: lack of state investment, a civil society that is still poorly mobilized or poorly organized, and the absence of programs to raise awareness of appropriate environmental protection behaviors. The climate change threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in their entirety and appears therefore for the IDAY network as an unavoidable thematic to contribute to, in complementarity and partnership with the active actors and having an expertise. Read more