Education is essential for development. It provides knowledge, skills and the confidence children need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and communities. Education also reduces child mortality and helps children protect themselves from violence and abuse.

Making sure children receive quality education is therefore critical. This is what Alvogen and UNICEF tirelessly work towards in Madagascar – one of the poorest countries in the world.

In Madagascar far too many children have to study in dilapidated and overcrowded classrooms with few learning materials. Public primary school teachers have limited or no training. The enrolment of girls is lower than that of boys. All this needs to change.