Money for Madagascar is working with an inspirational community centre in Tana, the capital of Madagascar. Here children are not seen just as ‚Äòstreet children‚Äô but simply as precious human beings with problems that need to be solved. This projects offers a comprehensive package of food, education, mentoring and family support to help kids start a new life, off the streets.
It ran from 9:25 AM, 1 September 2008 to 9:25 AM, 1 September 2008
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001420)
The Isotry Centre currently helps 1000 street children, providing meals, medical support and education. If the child has living relatives, social workers from the Centre work with them to address the root causes of their destitution. This support includes helping parents with legal matters, and securing them accommodation and employment. Once families have a home they continue to be supported and mentored by the Isotry Centre. This support includes paying for the children‚Äôs schooling costs until they are eighteen. It is not possible, however, to reintegrate every child into a home with relatives. For those who have nowhere to go the Isotry Centre is opening small residential homes where children are cared for and educated until they can support themselves. FUNDS NEEDED: Education for one street kid for one month - ¬£5 Medical care for one street kid for a year - ¬£12 Basic education to help 400 illiterate street kids get into school - ¬£4000 26,000 hot lunches to help street kids concentrate whilst studying - ¬£2600 Medical care for 250 street kids for 1 year - ¬£3000 An excursion to the countryside for 500 street kids - ¬£400 TOTAL cost to help 500 kids off the streets and into education ¬£10,000
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