A new project – Mahatsara School

We are very excited to start a new project, working with a school in near the Andasibe National Park.  The school has 96 pupils and work is already well underway to create a kitchen garden to provide produce for the school canteen. After starting at the end of November, the garden was planted with a range of vegetables including…

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Education 4 Life Report

Our partners in the E4L projects have sent us an update about their progress in the eight schools run by AVM and Ankizy Gasy, Despite the pandemic, we are pleased to report that the work continues. Training has been provided for teachers on child psychology and improving classroom practice and management. School Principals had leadership training.  The teachers were…

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Famine Appeal

There is a humanitarian crisis in southern Madagascar where people are starving to death. There has been a drought for a number of years in this area and the restrictions with the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation.  Movement has been restricted so supplies of food have not been getting to this part of the country.  This combination has…

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Gardening at Akany Avoko Ambohidratrimo (AAA)

To combat hunger and malnutrition, MfM invests in helping vulnerable children to grown their own organic food.  Like here, where a student at Akany Avoko children’s centre is photographed showing a courgette nearly ready for harvest. At this residential centre for vulnerable and destitute kids, harvested rainwater, bio-gas and compost are used to help produce vegetables to feed 150…

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Betampona Forests and Livelihoods Project

It’s time to share some good news from our sustainable livelihoods project, run by SAF, in the villages surrounding Madagascar’s unique Betampona Reserve.  Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, they have had a successful year and the development and conservation in the area has achieved good results. The local population are learning ways to improve their agricultural practices to improve their…

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Update from Topaza Children’s Centre

                      The generous UWI grant awarded to the Topaza Children’s centre has been put to good use.  The centre is struggling financially with no funding coming from the state for several years to help support children sent there from the courts.  Topaza relies mostly on donations and sponsorship of…

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Work to replace tourism at Mitsinjo

                        The Covid crisis has meant that there are no tourists coming to our projects at Andisibe.   To prevent unemployment and poverty we have provided grants to the Association of Mitsinjo.  They have used the grants in a number of innovative ways, not only to help with the…

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A thank you from FJKM School

Education for Life is a programme to provide resources to help with the education of children and funds to improve facilities at schools. Over 10,000 children, teachers and parents, have benefited from this programme in 54 schools.     Our Education for Life programme, along with our partner Ankizy Gasy, helped the FJKM School in Ambohidratrimo.  We have previously…

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