Friday, 30 September 2016

If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for Madagascar?

Thoughts from Pasteur Yvette Rabemila

Pasteur Yvette Rabemila was one of the founders of Money for Madagascar. Thirty years on and she is still an active supporter of MfM and is also a highly respected member of Madagascar’s civil society. Her career has included working for the Council for World Mission in London, lecturing at the Faculty of Theology in Antananarivo and serving as Vice-President to the Federation of Protestant Churches in Madagascar (FJKM). At a recent gathering she gave a moving speech about her hopes and wishes for Madagascar and we are delighted to share it with you. Her speech goes like this:

"  If I had a magic wand I would wish:

·       That our beloved country of Madagascar gets out of the poverty into which the poor have been placed.
·       That we don’t see any more very young children, and the not so young, begging everywhere in town and that they would go to school.
·       That our youth find the jobs, which suit them.
·       That peace, justice and righteousness become something familiar to everyone.
·       That everyone’s right to live in peace be respected and that there is no corruption anywhere.
·       That this would mean that all those who govern the country, whether elected or appointed are put in their positions without any suspicious or corrupt ways.
·       That the use of money everywhere may be the right one, taking into account, first of all, the needs of vulnerable people.
·       That everyone can have access to free health facilities.
·       That the whole population can take advantage of the great wealth of the country under the ground (gold and numerous precious stones), on the ground (precious wood, agricultural resources), in the sea (oil and fish of all kinds). Even the sun is an unlimited source of energy.

Unfortunately, for the time being, only a tiny minority of Malagasy people are multi-millionaires, while more that 95% of us live in extreme poverty and the situation is getting even worse every day. These are some of the things I would wish for my country if I had a magic wand. But even if I don’t have a magic wand I still have these things to long for."

Friday, 16 September 2016

We've won £1000 for books for Madagascar schools! 
Thank you for voting! 

We are delighted to have won the Better World Books Literacy Grant competition. Now we can provide hundreds of books to 35 remote rural primary schools and centres for vulnerable children. Many schools have virtually no books at all, so this grant will be a big boost to the education of thousands of children. 


Thank you for voting and spreading the word -
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Vote for MfM!

Please Vote for us to Win Funding for Books to Feed Hungry Minds in Rural Madagascar!

We are delighted to have been selected as finalists in the Better World Books Literacy Grant competition. The winners will now be chosen by a social media vote. Please will you vote for us so that we can provide new books to children in deprived rural schools? 

The vote will close at 5pm on the 23rd of September. To vote for us please follow the link below:

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Table Top Sale for MfM

We are always delighted when our supporters help out with fundraising activities. Recently in Lancaster, Rahael and Peter along with their dad Andrew held a table top sale. They raised £88 by selling allotment produce, cakes, flapjacks, books and toys!

If you would like to fundraise for MfM or would like to know more about the work that we do, please follow the link below: