2012 Fundraising Drive: Help Support Mahatsinjo School!

UPDATE: with your support, we raised $4575 - enough to support the school for 2012-13. Thank you!!!

Sadabe needs your help!

In 2005, Sadabe partnered with the Madagascar Ankizy Fund to build the RAH King School at Mahatsinjo, in order to serve the rural communities within Tsinjoarivo Forest. Previously, only a community-run elementary school with prohibitively high school fees was available - consequently, few children graduated from elementary school, and many could not attend at all.

The RAH King school has been a huge success and has regularly served more than 200 children per year. The motivation to attend has been so high that many children walk up to 1 hour each way, often in bare feet. The classes have even grown, to the point that parents have worked together to add a very basic fifth room to the school.

However, to continue this important tradition, we need your help. Sadabe has recently agreed to take over school funding from the Madagascar Ankizy Fund. Funds are urgently needed to support the RAH King school for the 2012-13 academic year; our target is $4500, which will cover four teachers' salaries, school supplies and some much-needed building repairs. Your gift of any amount will help us reach this goal. It's a bargain when you realize that this $4500 will help almost 250 students - that's less than $20 per student!


Ways to Make a Donation:


Or Via Mail:

c/o Dr. Mitchell Irwin
Dept. of Anthropology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, USA 60115
(checks payable to Mitchell Irwin)


RAH King School Photo Gallery:

MahaSchool2 Madagascar's official language of instruction is French but many schools now include substantial Malagasy language instruction.
RAH King School when inaugurated in 2005, with the first class of students. MahaSchool7
MahaSchool3 RAH King School in June 2012: still strong but in need of maintenance.
Sadabe has often partnered with volunteers to supply additional open-air classes to local schoolchildren, focusing on arts, english language and environmental education. See more about these efforts here. MahaSchool4 MahaSchool5
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