What does it mean to a Malagasy child to have the chance to go to school, and improve the future for his or her whole family?
What does it mean to a Canadian child to provide the means of changing a child's life, and grow up with a friend in a developing country?
We think it means the world.
Here's how it works. A donor commits to helping a child in Madagascar attend school by donating $2/week. Otherwise, this child would not have the opportunity of an education.
How does it help? The life of a Malagasy child can be changed by a donation of just $2 a week, which buys books, pencils and everything the child needs at school.
Donors receive at least one letter a year from their Malagasy twin; if desired, they can correspond regularly through email or the post. Our translator ensures that each twinned pair can communicate.
How do I get involved? Please click here to fill out a Toonie twinning form, and we'll get started. We'll use the information you provide to match you with a child in our neighbourhood who wants to go to school. We'll send you a photo of a child to consider and if you agree, the twins can start writing to each other. And relationships may develop that will one day change the world.
How does the money get to my twin? We encourage you to set up a pre-authorized remittance (PAR) of $8/month to be withdrawn from your bank account. Why? Because with PAR we don't have to use volunteer time to handle correspondence with donors. You can stop the withdrawals at any time simply by contacting your bank.
If you prefer, you may send an annual cheque made out to The Madagascar School Project.
Please mail your cheque to
The Madagascar School Project
PO Box 684, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T5.
A toonie a week pays for:
This student gets help from our blind schoolteacher, Julie. Through the use of new technology Julie can translate the letters from Canadian twins and help the Malagasy children respond. And now Julie has a means of making a living, which is not usually possible for people with disabilities in Madagascar. Disabled people receive no support in Madagascar except what their families can provide. Children with disabilities are refused at other schools, and welcomed at ours.