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A Light

For Africa



The goal is to gather corporate sponsors, in particular SMEs, foundations or public institutions. In order to be part of, for an affordable price, the electrification and informatisation of school institutions of sub-Saharan african villages.

A program piloted by

Dans Le Noir ? A Light For Africa is an independent program piloted by Ethik Investment, a company specialised in social innovation, that has 50% of its employees in handicapped situation, mainly blind people and the internationally known French NGO, Aide et Action.


of an unusual program

In 2014, Edouard de Broglie, founder and president of the group Ethik Investment and the restaurants and shops “Dans Le Noir?”, whose half of the staff are in a situation of severe disability (mostly blind people), created with Alexandre Castel, the founder of the French Start up, Station Energy, the program Dans le Noir? A Light For Africa.

In 2015/2016 ten pilot schools are equipped and are audited after one year of operation.

The program is supported by a number of supporters grouped in a virtual network called «Les Eclaireurs de l’Afrique». They make the program benefit from their expertise, their network, and participate in its promotion.

At the end of 2016, Aide et Action, an international solidarity and development organization specialized in education, becomes a partner in the program. With 35 years of experience, Aide et Action coordinates and manages the program, and the monitoring of beneficiary schools.

Dans Le Noir ? A Light For Africa is today at the heart of social innovation in sponsored villages. Thanks to the work of Aide et Action, Station Energy and other local players, a whole development ecosystem is being set up in the villages.




Dans le Noir? funded a first school’s equipment in 2014 in Senegal. Since then, more than 30 schools have been equipped thanks to funds from French and English SMEs and major donors. The organisation has set the target of equipping at least 100 schools by the end of 2020.



Each project is coordinated and monitored by Aide et Action, an international solidarity and development organization specialized in education, with more than 35 years of experience in piloting educational projects in sub-Saharan Africa.



Piloting and monitoring by aide et action

piloting & monitoring

by Aide et Action


Aide et Action is an NGO created in France in 1981. It is an organization that works to promote universal access to quality education for all.

Operating in 25 countries, it works with local actors (authorities, associations, civil society organizations, etc.) to develop educational projects. The latter will strengthen the skills and autonomy of local populations. Aide et Action ensures the financial management of the program and the operational control of the equipment in the field. It also monitors the organization of educational programs in the schools. It ensures the development of long-term education in all villages.

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Interview of Charles Emmanuel Ballanger

Director of France and Europe of Aide et Action



Become a


A simple & pragmatic approach


You make 6000€ donation to Aide et Action. This donation gives you the right to benefit from a 60% tax reduction on your company taxes, in the limit of donation, 5 for 1000 of your company’s turnover. After the tax deduction the investment will only cost to your company 2400€, after the tax reduction.


Aide et Action selects a school and asks our team on the field (Station Energy or another supplier selected after a call for tenders) to equip it..


You receive a technical form on the village and the equipment installed and the contact of the director of the school and the manager trained on the field when possible. You can then go further in your relationship with the village, a patronage of competences, etc… Or you can just do a simple sponsorship.


Aide et Action follows the program, ensure the control and make sure that there is an optimum use of the equipment in each sponsored village.

Become a sponsor


a new challenge!

Once there, our teams will be able to equip a dispensary for an amount of money very reduced (about 2500€, which corresponds to 1000€ real cost for the sponsor after the tax reduction). Therefore we are looking for major partners to abound the investment of our sponsors in: pharmaceutical laboratory, Telecom equipment etc.


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I want to sponsor a schoolI want to help develop the programI want to write an article about the programI want to meet the organizers of the programI want to organize an event

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By confirming your request, you will receive the information regarding Dans le Noir?, Ethik Investment Group and the Station Energie Group. In accordance with the law, you will be able to ask for data to be deleted by writing to the following address: ethik@danslenoir.com ethik@danslenoir.com