NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY OVENS DELIVERED TO 550 FAMILIES

Five hundred and fifty environmentally-friendly ovens have been provided to families in six of the poorest villages in the area around Vohipeno.  This delivery follows on from the success of the first donation two years ago.  Word has spread and interest was very high.  All recipients were taught how the ovens work and then given a practical cookery lesson.   The photo shows a mother with her young child and brand new oven. Sincere thanks must go to our friends in Global Sunrise who provided some of  the funds for this excellent project.

Noro’s story – October 2017 update

Readers will remember that in March we published details of our involvement with a disabled girl called Noro, and we outlined the plans we had to help her back into mainstream society.  As you will see from the latest report from Trustees Pat O’Brien and Stuart Martin this has not been entirely straightforward (few things are in Madagascar) but with a lot of hard work she and her grandmother who looks after her are now much better placed for the future.  This story started out with the desire to help one disabled girl – and it has resulted in a far wider benefit for many others.

Click on the link for the full report:

Noro update Oct 2017

 

SALOHY SCHOOL PROJECT COMPLETED

SALOHY RURAL SCHOOL NOW OPENED!

 

The Salohy School project came to a joyous conclusion on 3 October 2017 with the official opening ceremony.  Over 1000 people attended the occasion including local Kings and the local education Minister.  TASC Madagascar and their partners ADSUM were represented by TASC Chairman Stuart Martin and Trustee Pat O’Brien, both of whom have been much involved with the funding, design and construction of the site. The local mayor, who has fluent English, thanked ADSUM and TASC for their dedication to the cause of education and explained that the locality had been waiting over 100 years for a proper school.  Many songs were written and sung to celebrate the occasion and Pere Emeric was given a live chicken! The teachers’ houses were also blessed and the first official game of football was played. The photos in the attached report tell the story of collaboration across the globe to bring this wonderful project to completion in a very remote area of Madagascar where, to date, none of the children have completed a full primary education. A well was installed by Feedback Madagascar as part of the development and on top of the new classrooms the project includes playground equipment, a Gazebo, basketball court, soccer pitch, swings, 4 new teachers houses, a 3 cubicle latrine, sanitation facilities and rain water collection.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE REPORT INTO THE OPENING AND MORE PICTURES AND TWO SHORT VIDEOS

tascmadagascar.org/…/Salohy-Report-on-Opening-Oct-2017.pdf

AND ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A SHORT VIDEO OF THE SCHOOL

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsfdv2s8ioqj098/00018.MTS?dl=0

AND ON THE LINK BELOW FOR SOME OF THE OPENING PARTY AND THE TEACHERS’ HOUSES

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbdjbplhgu40f7w/00020.MTS?dl=0

Latest report from the Fianarantsoa Homeless Project

This is a detailed report on work conducted by Feedback Madagascar with support from TASC Madagascar.  The individual stories highlight the successes, failures and extraordinary challenges of working in such difficult conditions.  It is a must-read.  The work being done by Feedback Madagascar is changing the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet.  Click on the link below.

 

May 2017 Progress Report