Madagascar

since 1997
Madagascar, with an area of 587,295 km2 and a population of over 27 million, is one of the largest islands in the world. With an HDI of 0.498, Madagascar ranks 155th and remains one of the poorest countries in the world.For 25 years, MAP has actively supported many projects on the island. In 1995, MAP met Father Pedro Opeka who devoted his life to saving Malagasy children and adults from the garbage dumps of Antananarivo. In 1997, MAP raised the funds for the construction of the “Rainier III Primary School” and went on to build the “Prince Albert College”, the “Lycée Grimaldi” and the “Cantine du Rocher in the town of Akamasoa”, attracting over 25,000 people.During the 2017 field mission, on 28 February, H.S.H. Prince Albert II honoured with His presence the inauguration ceremonies of the “Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco” school and of the “H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco”. The Presiden and Board memebers of MAP were also present.MAP regularly carries out field and medical missions, and has since worked with other committed actors in Madagascar, such as Father Noé and Sister Louise in the regions of Nosy Bé and Tananarive since 2002 for the construction, renovation and expansion of schools, refectories, sports fields and daily meals for pupils, with the Consulate of Monaco and Mr Cyril Juge since 2004, and recently with the NGO Bel Avenir in the south of the island

Mission

Since 1997, there has been a succession of missions to consolidate MAP's presence in the field. From February 16 to March 6, 2017, at the Ampefi clinic, MAP administrator Dr. Riss and his team performed 100 eye surgeries.

ongoing projects
Extension of the Prince Albert II College in Akamasoa

Since 1995, MAP has been supporting the projects of Father Pedro Pablo Opeka, who dedicates his life to improving the living conditions of Malagasy children and adults, encouraging them to get involved and build their future to get out of the hell of Antananarivo’s garbage dumps. Several major projects have been financed by MAP, such as the construction of the Rainier III elementary school in 1997, the Prince Albert II College, the Lycée Grimaldi, the Cantine du Rocher, the Princess Grace clinic, and more than 106 houses. Other vocational training projects in various fields have also followed in order to promote the professional integration of the villagers.

In 2017, the construction of an elementary school in Akamasoa with 11 classrooms on 6 levels for 400 students was finalized, with retaining wall and a large playground, in the names of LL.AA.SS. Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco. Utwo-storey maternity ward with 4 hospitalization rooms, 2 delivery rooms, a midwife’s office, a waiting room, a living room, toilets and showers and a veranda, bearing the name of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, has also been built. The inauguration was attended by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and a delegation from the MAP Board of Directors. These different buildings form today the educational complex of Akamasoa, and welcome thousands of students each year. The city of Akamasoa now has more than 30,000 inhabitants and the needs are constantly growing.

Objectives

Improve learning conditions and enable 450 new students to attend high school.

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Guaranteeing food for 1,000 students in Madagascar

Since 2002, MAP has been working closely with Father Noé and his current successor, Sister Louise, in the Nosy-Bé and Tananarive regions by building schools, providing school materials and funding the preparation of rolls and a daily hot meal to feed 1,200 students each day. Between 2012 and 2014, MAP built two additional classrooms at Ambanitsena and Mandrasoa Ivato schools, a shed/cantine and furniture for Ampefy school, and in 2019, a basketball court for Ambanitsena school. Each year, MAP also finances the purchase of school, educational and recreational materials according to the needs of the schools.

Objectives

To provide at least one meal a day to the pupils of the canteens of the schools of Ampefy and Ambanitsena.

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Welcome and schooling for young girls from Casa Pasquale

The Casa Pasquale Centre is a home that aims to protect and educate vulnerable young girls at risk of exclusion in the rural commune of Maherivaratra, Ambanja District, with a population of 16,719. Built nearly 10 years ago, Casa Pasquale now welcomes 72 girls aged 8 to 18 all year round and takes care of their education and daily needs, while providing training on children’s and women’s rights to both students and their parents. Awareness-raising sessions on the environment and the importance of reforestation in rural areas are also conducted regularly, with a vegetable garden available to the educational team and the boarders.

Objectives

To ensure the maintenance and smooth running of the Casa Pasquale Centre.

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Project KERE: the answer to famine
Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children are suffering from malnutrition and lack of water in the south of Madagascar due to drought. This food shortage is mainly linked to the severe drought that the country has been experiencing for almost four years, but also to a very particular socio-economic context. The Malagasy call it “kere”, which means “lack of food”. Having consulted many communities, the NGO Bel Avenir decided to intervene with the population of the commune of Ambinany located 150 km from Tuléar. This choice was motivated by the real needs, the needs expressed by the inhabitants and the solutions achievable by the organisation.

Objectives

To help preserve the lives and dignity of children and women affected by the severe drought

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