Project Tsiry, organized by AIC in Madagascar has been awarded a grant by Commission for Promoting Systemic Change. Just a few days ago, awarded this year’s grant to empower poor and isolated communities in South East Madagascar with regard to literacy, education and overall training based on their own abilities and human resources
These Startup Grants promote systemic change projects within the Vincentian Family
The main objectives of the project:
• To empower poor and isolated communities in South East Madagascar with regard to literacy, education and overall training based on their own abilities and human resources, which is the prerequisite way for developing the individual, the community and the nation.
• To create a Systemic change project which can be duplicated in other poor regions of the country and in other countries.
The specific objectives of the project:
• To create sites for education and training in poor, abandoned villages and districts.
• To teach children who are not registered in a school to read and write, and thus within a period of 2 years, place them on the right track to be able to attend a state school or a private school and to
follow their progress until they reach the end of primary school (4 years);
• To train and teach reading and writing to mothers and young girls in the respective communities.
• To encourage, support and educate the local population so that they can take responsibility for the
sites and organise themselves around these training centres
• Through helping the children to achieve, to arouse in the parents a desire to send them to school in
the future and to be educated themselves.
• To take part in the education and development of the parents so that they will have the necessary
material means to allow their children to follow the established school curriculum and to promote the
welfare of their families and that of their village.
• To offer poor people, through these sites, an overall education: literacy for children and adults,
spiritual training, education in health, hygiene and prevention, the protection of the environment, training in citizenship and human rights and the rights of women