Child Sponsor Madagascar


Child Sponsor Madagascar

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Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island and following independence in 1960 it replaced one form of unwanted rule with a succession of unstable governments, coups and assassination attempts at odds with a military aim of creating a 'socialist paradise' with firm ties to the Soviet Union and the spurning of ties with the west. The last such coup was in 2009 and in 2010, after it failed to implement much needed reforms, humanitarian and development aid was stopped from the EU. As such, in what should be an island paradise in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is in 151st place out of 187 countries and territories in 2011 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.


And falling as the current political crisis is seeing children being pulled out of schools, factories closing, hospitals struggling and running out of supplies against a backdrop of over half the country's children suffering from malnourishment. Half of all children under the age of five will die of diarrhoea, those who do survive will suffer from frequent bouts of illness even at school, where only 18% of Madagascar's schools have access to drinking water and only 30% have toilets. Nearly 70% of Madagascar's population lives below the poverty with poverty rising to 85% in rural areas, which is home to 80% of the country's 20 million population.


Of the 9,571,000 children in Madagascar, there are 910,000 orphans, just under 10%,and 11,000 of these have been orphaned by AIDS (although some sources put this higher at 30,000) with five children being born every day in Madagascar with the virus. Overall 43% of the country's population is under the age of 15yrs old (compared with 17% for the UK) and many grow up without adult care having to fend for themselves or being brought up in child-headed families. Child sponsor programs in Madagascar focus on providing care to orphaned and abandoned children, access to water, health and education projects, food aid and working with HIV awareness and prevention. You can make a difference when you sponsor a child from Madagascar.

Malagasy Child Sponsor Programs:


SOS Children

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.

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Akany Avoko

Sponsor a child at the Akany Avoko Children's Home in Madagascar & receive emails & photos.

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Ankizy Gasy

A child sponsor program to fund school fees for many children from the poorest families.

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Iris Madagascar

Sponsor an orphaned child in Madagascar who has no liklihood of ever finding a family.

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Thrive
Child Sponsor Madagascar: Thrive Madagascar

Providing children in need with education and opportunities to lead a healthy and successful life.

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Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Madagascar project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Madagascar project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Madagascar project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Malagasy Children

Info, facts and figures about
children in Madagascar and the
challenges they face.

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Street Children

Facts and figures about street children in Madagascar; a growing problem that is overwhelming charities.

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Madagascar?

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