HAVE YOU SEEN A LEMUR BOUNCE?
Madagascar is home to over 60 species of endemic lemurs including some very bouncy ones like the Sifaka lemur. But these gorgeous primates are highly endangered. We need to act now to save their habitat and protect them from extinction. Money for Madagascar is calling out to children and schools everywhere to organize a fun charity ‘lemur bounce’.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Your school or group can organise a fundraising lemur bounce. All you have to do is get sponsored to bounce (like a lemur) for at least 30 minutes. If you have time it’s great to dress up as lemurs and learn about Madagascar’s unique rainforests too. We have developed a resource pack which is full of ideas for organising your lemur bounce as well as lesson plans.
If you need anymore advice or support, don’t hesitate to contact us
WHY DO A LEMUR BOUNCE?
Running a sponsored Lemur Bounce is a constructive way to teach children about big issues like climate change and biodiversity loss whilst helping them to feel part of a positive solution –by raising money to replant rainforests. It is a fun and easy way to bring the school curriculum to life. For example, it gets kids active and is a fun way to learn new playground games from another culture. It can tie into many curriculum subjects, especially geography.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?
Because we are a relatively small charity, we can make your donation really count. You can choose which project you would like to support with your bounce and hear follow up news after you have made your donation. Bouncing to fund restoration of lemur habitats is an obvious project to pick. But we do have many needy projects in Madagascar with 1 in 5 children suffering from malnutrition and less than half of children having access to clean water.There is a lot to do to combat poverty and promote conservation. Most schools in Madagascar do not have any clean water or any sports equipment at all. The teachers have no books and the students have no breakfast. Feel free to choose your target however big or small and we can make sure that your funds reach a needy project
Pictures: 1.Tree planting project in Mitsinjo 2.The Indri lemur 3.Malagasy children learning about reforestation