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.

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.

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.

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. IDAY school garden projects include a school canteen equipped with energy-saving ovens, reducing the amount of wood required (thus deforestation and CO2 emissions), preserving the health of the cooks and the time required to meal preparation.
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.

The programme DUO for a Change is a school twinning between Belgium and the African schools of the IDAY network.
In its first edition, the programme brought together Belgian, Burkinabe, Togolese, Senegalese and Congolese youth around citizenship issues and sustainable development.
Young people inherit a delicate situation and must question the mechanisms involved to find solutions for a healthy and viable planet for future generations. Give them the tools to be actors of a solidarity and sustainable change. This programme allows young people to be connected, to exchange ideas, to become aware of the diversity on Earth and to develop their spirit of world citizenship and solidarity.

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.

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.