Money for Madagascar

Education for Life-a route out of poverty

By supporting Education for Life, you can make your gift go six times further! It will be matched by The Big Give, then tripled by The Adsum Foundation. Reaching our target will offer 1500 children in six remote Malagasy communities the chance of a life-changing education and a route out of poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001420)

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Championed by Waterloo Foundation (International)


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls




In Madagascar, children dream of the chance to get an education. But for most the obstacles are too great. Remote rural schools lack everything from classrooms, water and toilets to teachers and books. The children themselves are often too hungry or sick to study and the parents can barely afford the fees. School enrolment is as low as 55 percent in some areas. Of every 100 children who start primary school only 33 make it to secondary school.


MfM aims to bring hope and prosperity to Madagascar’s forgotten children through 'Education for Life', an integrated programme for schools, which tackles key obstacles to educational access and attainment in rural areas. We work with communities to provide: classrooms, water, toilets, books, teacher training, environmental education, kitchen gardens, school canteens, solar power, adult literacy and income generating opportunities for parents, so that all children can access a decent education.

  • Adsum is proud to be associated with Ed4life as it is a programme that responds directly to the needs of the children and teachers in their communities. Each year the programme gets direct feedback from the beneficiaries, so we know we are addressing the most pressing issues on the ground.

    — Gavin Lonegran- Director of The Adsum Foundation

  • Before Ed4life came to our community, I struggled to teach as I had never had any teacher training. Thanks to Ed4life I feel so much more confident. Knowing what I am doing for the whole day gives me the freedom to make lessons more interesting which helps keep the children engaged ”

    — Madame Hanitra-primary school teacher