Alvogen is proud to be one of the major donors to the Basic Education programme, which promotes the rights of the most vulnerable children in Madagascar to a basic education and gender equality. Due to cultural and financial barriers such as rural poverty, geographical distances, discriminatory beliefs, sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and marriage, girls often do not continue their schooling after primary school.
Luckily, UNICEF has been working with the ministry of Education and NGO partners to change all that. Thanks to its direct support from Alvogen, 180 children in the poorest regions of Madagascar have been provided with access to education through the construction of three fully furnished and equipped classrooms. At the same time teachers have received vital pedagogical training, and sanitation facilities, which are crucial for the continued attendance of adolescent girls in school, have been installed, as well as tables, benches and education supplies.
Thanks to this support, efforts will continue to boost the demand for girls’ education, and to provide them with an opportunity to complete the full cycle of school, as well as enhance the quality of their education.
One of the girls to benefit from this initiative through a scholarship was the 16 year old Amine: