LUCIA, OUR FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
UNDP data show that only 15% of primary school teachers in Madagascar are trained to teach (UNDP, 2017). This negatively affects the quality of primary education, and consequently reduces the chances of Malagasy children of escaping poverty in the future. Increasing the number of trained teachers is therefore of the utmost importance for the country.
Since Teacher Education academic training programs are only offered in Antananarivo, the capital city, and have a duration of three years, most families in rural Madagascar cannot afford to pay for tuition fees and living expenses for such an extended period of time.
For these reasons, we offer scholarships to Malagasy students original from rural villages, who have completed their high school diploma and wish to continue their studies and become trained teachers. The recipients of the Boky Mamiko scholarships attend a three years Teacher Education academic training program at the Institut Supérieur Pédagogique d'Antananarivo (ISPA).
Our first university bursary student graduated in Science Education in September 2021. Currently two new bursary students are attending the Teachers Education programme at ISPA in Antananarivo.
We plan to increase the number of scholarships each year and to expand our scholarships program for other professional trainings, such as for nurses. If you would like to sponsor a scholarship to a Malagasy student, please check our donations page and/or contact us via email. You would contribute not only to giving her/him a better job and a better future, but also to giving better education and higher chances of escaping poverty to all the children she/he will teach in her/his future professional life.
ANGELISCA AND WARDA, OUR CURRENT BURSARY STUDENTS AT ISPA IN ANTANANARIVO