Education for All: Madagascar
The UMass Anthropology Club is holding a benefit dinner and raffle for the purpose of raising funds to refurbish and possibly build a new primary school in the area of Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar. In this part of the world, children rarely go on to secondary school because their families cannot afford the cost of education, though the cost to send a child to school for a year is about the equilvalent of $20.00. The children hike, usually barefoot, over an hour to reach the current school. Here in the United States, we have the ability to help by donating any amount we can afford. We pride ourselves in this country in helping our own children achieve their dreams by getting a proper education. With the staggering amounts of deforestation and poverty in one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, it is so important to protect our planet through the first step in building a better world; by educating our children.