20C Trolley Square Wilmington
Wilmington DE 19806
Contact person: Patrick Adam de Villiers
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
Madagascar Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that was created to energize and encourage donations from all over the world and more particularly from France with the aim of supporting actions such as those of Father Pedro Opeka and his association Akamasoa, but also Father Emeric Amyot d’Inville and his association Foyer de Tonjomoha as well as Father Alexandre and the Sisters of Charity.
We aim to provide emergency assistance to more people in distress, to welcome more people in new homes and villages, to bring education to more children and to reach forgotten territories on the island of Madagascar some time considered as the “eighth continent”.
Our work is supporting actions such as those of these organizations:
• Father Pedro Opeka ("Lazarists") and the Akamasoa association: he Humanitarian Association AKAMASOA has been created in 1989 in order to help poor people of Antananarivo who lived in the garbage dump of Andralanitra and in the streets of the capital. The association aims to move people out of these inhuman places to live a life with dignity. Since the beginning we are convinced that dignity is strongly linked to 3 things: a roof, a work and education.
• Father Emeric ("Lazarists") and the Association Foyer de Tonjomoha: Located on the southeast coast of Madagascar, the Foyer de Tanjomoha was created in 1986 by Father Vincent Carme with the aim of welcoming young people with physical disabilities to treat their handicap and give them vocational training.
• Father Alexandre Zéphirin ("Lazarists") and the Sisters of Charity ("Lazarists"): his association works with more than 75,000 people in an “extreme survival situation”
• Education: The education system is one of the pillars of the Association. Any new family settled in AKAMASOA has the obligation to send their children to school in the various structures of the Association.
• Health: Allowing access to care for the poor is one of the initial objectives of the association. AKAMASOA's largest healthcare center is located in Manantenasoa. We support clinics and hospitals of those associations.
• Reforestation: Every year thousands of trees are planted, and systematically around our villages, by schoolchildren, during the rainy season and are maintained during the dry season.
• Ship Hospital: A Ship Hospital to offer medical assistance to isolated populations. East Cost of Africa and the Middle East.
• Power plans: to provide electricity to poor people to improve their chances in life, to give the opportunity to children read and do their homework, to have success in their studies and finally change their future and the future of their own country.
• Constructions: One of the main objectives of Akamasoa is to favour the access of adults to a real paid job (inside or outside the association), so that they can sustain their family needs in a real self-sufficient mode. The activities in Akamasoa are the following: exploitation of quarries for the production of paving stones and bricks for buildings and roads. In addition, classes are set-up to learn building-work: bricklayer, carpenter, street pavers, painters, tiles makers.
• Reforestation: Father Pedro’s children plant more than 200,000 trees every year without any financial support to contribute to a sustainable human development through biodiversity
Patrick Adam de Villiers is the Chairman/CEO of Madagascar Foundation.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.