Madagascar School Project
The Madagascar School Project was founded in 2007 when Kathy Lucking, a Canadian elementary school teacher, volunteered in Madagascar and discovered that most families couldn’t afford to send their children to what are often distant schools. Kathy gathered a community of friends and colleagues, and bega raising money to build a local school. In October of 2008, 65 children aged four to six years old began their studies in Lova Soa, a two-classroom school in the highlands of central Madagascar. In January 2010 they opened a second school, Sekoly Tenaquip, which now has a population of over 800 students studying from Junior Kindergarten up to high school graduation, and the project has expanded to include a wide range of services for several highland villages.