March 11, 2015
Category : HNI Initiatives
Using HNI-supported mobile technology, Madagascar’s parents, teachers, and even students will play an active role ensuring accountability and good governance in their local education systems.
Madagascar’s citizens under the age of 25 number more than 13 million — an estimated 62 percent of the population.
This new partnership will bring together HNI’s extensive experience using mobile technology for development, Pact’s holistic strategy to broaden youth and community development to support the mandate of Madagascar’s Ministry of Education to remove obstacles to accessing education for Malagasy youth.
During the signing ceremony on February 24, Kellen Eilerts, HNI Country Director in Madagascar highlighted the complementary strengths of the three organizations.
The Ministry of Education, Pact and HNI will combine their respective skills to strengthen good governance and accountability in the education system, establish an enabling environment for access to education, reduce health and hygiene problems preventing education, and encourage families to invest in the education of their children.
Although still in the design phase, the goal of the program is to reach 250,000 or more young people between the ages of six and 19 — especially girls and those in vulnerable circumstances (e.g. child laborers, homeless children, orphans or those in single-headed households) – and increase their access to a quality education. HNI and Pact will now focus their efforts on obtaining the necessary resources to make the concept a reality.
More photos from the event from Madagascar The Ministry of Education (French)
ACCES A L’EDUCATION – Le programme « Fanantenana ho an’ny ankizy » vise 250.000 bénéficiaires