Money For Madagscar (MfM) which is a UK-based charity has a latest donor from quite some distance away – America! Oliver, aged 5, keeps a ‘give jar’ – putting aside part of his weekly allowance, and then each year deciding on a project to which he could donate the money. MfM are delighted that this year Oliver chose to donate £10 to our partner in Madagascar - the Akany Avoko Childrens centre, just outside the capital.
You may be surprised at quite how much £10 can do in Madagascar. It can provide nutritious lunches for one child for a whole month, fund clean drinking water and also provide water for cleaning. Oliver’s money can also be used for education which will form a good basis for the lives and future prospects of the children. MfM helps to finance education from pre – school age all the way to high school – Oliver’s money could support education for some people in his own age group. This money can also go towards funding the staff, meaning that there is always someone there for the children, whatever they may need. Alternatively, it could be used to replant around 10 trees – helping the lemurs which Oliver likes, to survive.
Ultimately, it is stories like that of Oliver’s give jar, which show how the world may be united if there is the wish to make real change, also that even sums like £10 can make a huge difference.
Once again, MFM are truly thankful to Oliver for his generosity and desire to make a difference in the world. Thank you also to his wonderful parents and family that encourage him to think of the world beyond their own home. His parents, Paul and Alison were former Peace Corps volunteers in Madagascar and they try to keep close ties with all things associated with Madagascar.
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