Amid the extreme poverty of the central highlands of Madagascar, a remarkable project provides education, hope and health to hundreds of children and their families.
The Madagascar School Project
provides schools, teachers and hope to children who otherwise would have no educational opportunities, and no chance to improve their lives.
We believe that education begins with a pencil – a catalyst for thought, creativity and expression – and a spirit that nurtures young minds.
So what do we do? We provide the pencils, and the schools, and the teachers, and the support staff and supplies. And a hot meal for the students and their younger siblings during the day to support their learning and health.
So far we've built two schools, with 500 students, 25 teachers and additional support staff hired from the local villages. We work with the community to grow food for the students and their families, and collaborate with the villagers to provide adult apprenticeships and training as well as medical and vision care.
And we've built a community of support to fund this work. Above all, we've learned that it takes a community to build a school.
The Madagascar School Project Inc. is a Canadian registered charity founded in 2007 and committed to helping Malagasy communities develop and maintain their own schools.
We believe the Project must: