Protecting & Enabling Vulnerable Children

MfM works to transform the lives of vulnerable children in and around the capital.  Orphaned, abandoned, abused and homeless children are given shelter, food, healthcare, education, water, sanitation and loving care.  Children and their families receive long-term support to help them overcome the root-causes of their destitution. Children on remand and in custody are also given training and support to re-start their lives.

MfM currently supports four residential centres, four day centres and two juvenile prison wings. Click on the ‘accordians’ to find out more:

Residential Centres at:

Akany Avoko Ambohidratrimo (AAA)

A refuge for the harmed and abandoned.

Situated on the outskirts of Antananarivo, AAA is a residential children’s home providing a refuge for more than one hundred and fifty abandoned, orphaned or destitute children aged 0-18 placed by the Courts.

Nearly three decades of support from Money for Madagascar has seen this Centre grow from modest beginnings to become one of Madagascar’s leading Centres of education, vocational training and social care for destitute children and young people.

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Akany Avoko Bevalala (AAB)

A home for destitute boys.

AAB also located on the outskirts of Antananarivo it is a subsidiary of AAA and was set up close to the original centre with the aim of housing boys after a certain age.

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Akany Avoko Faravohitra (AAF)

AAF is located on the outskirts of Antananarivo.  It is a residential children's home for vulnerable girls placed there by the Courts.  Its aims are to help each of the girls to reach their full potential.

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Day Centres at:

Sisters of Good Shepherd (SOGS)

SOGS is a day centre helping vulnerable and homeless children to recover their health and dignity and to re-enter mainstream education and society.  Helping over 150 children aged 5-18 to access education, vocational training and address problems associated with homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction, lack of paperwork and unemployment.


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Akany Hasina

Located on the outskirts of Antananarivo in Ambohidrabiby. AH is a Saturday club for rural children within 1 hour walk of the village. Its mission is "Preserving Madagascar's Cultural and Environmental Heritage with the Children of Today for the Children of Tomorrow".
30-60 children take part in extra-curricular activities to support their studies and to learn about conservation and Malagasy culture.

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Juvenile Prison Wing at:

Toamasina Juvenile Prison

Judge not, that ye be not judged....

The prospects for Malagasy who are accused of a crime, even a petty crime like stealing food, are bleak.  The judicial system in Madagascar assumes guilt until proven innocent.  Overcrowding, poor sanitation, lack of food and minimal exercise mean that those in prison are generally in poor mental and physical state.  Our partners at SAF are working to improve the lives of men and women, giving them back their dignity and hope for the future through a programme of practical support, education and training.

The women are particularly pleased with the success of their jewelry, made from waste paper, which is proving popular with customers.

The prison wings help support men and women imprisoned in Toamasina Juvenile Prison.

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Over One Thousand children benefit from this programme every year.

MfM believes in investing in children to help them reach their potential. We also invest in the carers so they can be skilled, motivated and caring . Staff training workshops this year have addressed: child protection, child development, multi-sector approaches, and ecological and income generating activities.