I created this meetup group for charity and fundraising events to support the project I have in Madagascar.
I went to Madagascar in January 2009 with the plan of building the first habitation for less fortunate children, in Ampitatafika where I originally come from, 15km from Tana the capital. That is my dream since almost 10 years.
When I was there, after few weeks we realised that the less fortunate children do not need habitation at this point of time because they anyway live somewhere.
We realised that what they need urgently is food and basic education.
There are so many schools, private schools and public schools, but there are still so many children aged of 4 to 6 or even 7 years old who are not going to school yet for different reasons, no money for the administration fee even to the public school, no money for clothes to wear to go to school, didn't eat enough so can not concentrate at school, or they have to take care of their young brother of sister, etc.
While seeing these situations, my plan of building an habitation shifted to building a "foyer" where we can receive children aged between 4 and 6 years old and providing them food and basic education. So we created the foundation Soamiely and we now receive around 50 children, providing food and education once every two weeks.
That is really really small, but that is what we can do with what we have for now.
The project is to build other Foyers Soamiely to receive every foyer around 50 children, providing them food regularly, everyday and giving them a basic education, to prepare them to go to the normal elementary school.
Next to that we would like to give education and training to their mothers, and to create works for them.
They are in general young, uneducated and often single mothers, we will motivate them to take care of themselves and to take care of their children, and to take responsibility of themselves and their children.
These are big projects but I am convinced that we can start with the little we have and with big love and we will go forward.
If you want to receive more information about this project please let me know, email to email@example.com
We will organise events where we can have fun, to raise funds and to support this project and hopefully giving these children a smile and may be a hope.
Thank you for joining me and becoming a member of the http://www.meetup.com...
If you have any advice and or any constructive comment on how I, we can realise this project in more efficient way please let me know.
Your help and support are very very welcome and highly appreciated.
I am looking forward to meeting you in one of the coming charity events.
and warm regards,
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