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A woman holds up a child. They are stood in front of a wooden building.

Our work in Madagascar

Madagascar is an island nation off the coast of East Africa. With a population of over 28 million people, Madagascar has been severely affected by climate change, with droughts leaving people facing acute hunger and malnutrition.

We’re supporting children with disabilities to go to school.

Over the last 40 years, we have been working alongside local partners in Madagascar to deliver inclusive education programmes, so that children with disabilities are including in school, as well as saving-sight and emergency response work.

Fitia, wearing glasses, uses chalk to draw on a background. His teacher is stood behind him, instructing him.
88.7% of children with disabilities in Madagascar are not in school (Unicef 2013)

Empowering young people

Together, we can help even more children with disabilities to go to school and build a brighter future.

Isabelle, wearing red and holding a doll reaches out to touch a plant.
A boy wearing a t shirt with diggers on it stands in front of a wall and smiles.

“Now I can see well and I can read what’s written on the blackboard even if I’m not sitting on the front bench.”

Diablo, age 13, Madagascar
A girl with disabilities in a classroom