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HELP Madagascar

 

a non-profit Christian charity working since 2000 

to empower the poor for self-change

Health, Education &
Life-skills Projects
 

based in

Toamasina, MADAGASCAR

 

 

 

Tonga soa, bienvenue, and welcome to HELP Madagascar's site!

 

HELP Madagascar is a nonprofit, Christian development organization working to empower the poorest of the poor for self-change through Health, Education & Life-skills ProjectsBased in Toamasina (a.k.a., Tamatave) along Madagascar’s central east coast, HELP works primarily in Toamasina-ville, the rural districts surrounding the town, and a few sites near the national capital, Antananarivo.

 

Some highlights of HELP’s work…

 

Health & Human Rights:  With 61% of the Malagasy population living on less than $1 USD a day, even a minor illness or injury can be devastating.  HELP provides free and subsidized health care for the poorest of the poor.  HELP also stresses lifestyle changes that help prevent common health problems.  Human rights advocacy is another important aspect of HELP’s work, including aiding victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Education:  Each year, HELP Madagascar assists at least 200 children and young adults to attend school from pre-K to university.  About 75 of those students are enrolled on-site in a ten-month intensive “catch-up” class to help orphans, dropouts and illiterate teens reintegrate into school.  The course offers free school supplies, a daily hot lunch, and medical/dental assistance as incentives to motivate students and their parents.

 

Life-skills Projects:  Vocational training is another crucial aspect to help break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.  HELP sponsors adolescents and young adults to programs that prepare for a career in carpentry, metalwork, sewing and embroidery, etc.  Modest, no-interest loans are available on a case-by-case basis for small enterprise development.

 

Emergency Relief:  Post-cyclone disaster relief, emergency medical aid, assistance after a house fire or the death of a family member – HELP strives to show compassion and minimize suffering when the unexpected occurs.

HELP has been working informally since 2000 and was formally registered with the Malagasy government in 2004 (Arrêté No 6948/2006).  For additional details about HELP Madagascar, including it programs and founders, please click on the “About” tab. 

Thank you for your interest in HELP and the people of Madagascar!

 

Colin & Kimberly Baldwin Radford

Co-Directors/Founders

HELP Madagascar

B.P. 130

Toamasina 501 MADAGASCAR

 

Telephone: (011) 261-20-53-307-30 

E-mail: helpmg @ gmail.com (remove spaces)

All photos © Colin G. Radford. Not to be used without permission.