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:
You can read of the achievements of the MIVOATSE project in Fianarantsoa in which TASC is working with Feedback by clicking on the link below
Madagascar.Achievements May-Sept 17 MIVOATSE
There is much more information on the MIVOATSE page of the website.
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
AND ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A SHORT VIDEO OF THE SCHOOL
AND ON THE LINK BELOW FOR SOME OF THE OPENING PARTY AND THE TEACHERS’ HOUSES
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.
Noro is a young girl with physical and learning disabilities. Read how she gets a new wheelchair to transform her life and prospects. Trustee Pat O’Brien tells the story. Click on the link below to read his uplifting report
Avolon Aviation, the international aircraft leasing business, has generously supported TASC MAdagascar’s major school building project in Salohy. You can read more on the link to their site:
Our thanks to all at Avolon for their support.
Ten years after the building of the TB Hospital at Tanjomoha Chris Swinburn returned to the Madagascar to assess the results. Read his fascinating and encouraging report here.