Fotadrevo

Comment from the Ambassador
Gabriella Berglund

On the 1st of July, 2020, 35% of the first phase of the project was completed. The 8 students from SOL6 participated actively and with enthusiasm during the month of July in the construction of the ground floor. Thanks to additional donations, the construction has progressed very well during the winter.

Description


In the southwest of Madagascar, the Atsimo-Andrefana region increasingly suffers from drought and is one of the poorest regions in the country. The Fotadrevo School is the only secondary school which exists within a 50km radius and children are provided with lunch food thanks to the World Food Program. The 800 students currently eat their lunch on the ground of the sports field. To improve the hygiene and wellbeing of the children, a French medical student association from the Sorbonne University (Sol6) has decided to support the association running this school (AHSMC) and raise funds to build a school canteen. The foundations have already been cast and the project supported by The Comgest Foundation will focus on the walls and finishing work. In addition, the Sol6 volunteers will provide hygiene training and other health prevention activities to the play centers.

Impact / Main indicators


• Construction of the school canteen
• Number of meals served
• Number of training sessions/attendees
• Better hygiene and living conditions for the children

Project sponsors


Association Humanitaire Sœur Marie Colette (AHSMC) in collaboration with Sol6 Association
https://www.association-humanitaire-soeur-marie-colette.fr/

Local partner


EJPR (Institut Enfant Jésus Providence de Rouen), Tuléar, Madagascar (www.associationlavenir.ma)