Donations have become an important part of our program here in Madagascar, allowing us to impact our local communities, and those further afield, in even bigger and better ways. Donations help us to fund major projects that otherwise would not be possible. These projects can drastically improve the lives of many people, allowing for better education, quality of life, medical treatment and sanitation.
We work closely with communities and their leaders to establish projects for each village based on their needs. Some of our past projects include:
- The construction of ablution blocks for a several villages who previously had no access to toilets, leading to health and sanitation issues. More info: Here and Here.
- Funding the local basketball team to compete in a tournament in Diego Suarez. Read More: Here, Here and Here.
The construction of a school for Be Village so kids can attend classes without having to walk several kilometres. More info: Here.
- There is always more to be done and we have new projects starting regularly. You can read about the projects we are currently working on Here and Here
There are a number of ways in which donations can be made. Both monetary and material donations are welcome and very much appreciated!
- Money to go towards funding our various donation based projects that you can read about below.
- Books for children and adults, written in English. These can be from any genre.
- School Supplies including pens (ballpoint and coloured), pencils (led and coloured), writing books, erasers, chalk (white and coloured), whiteboard markers, stickers, small prizes (balloons, toys etc)
- Medical Supplies such as bandages, Band-Aids/plasters, triangle bandages, medical gloves, antiseptic/iodine, gauze, hand sanitizer, tooth brushes, toothpaste, Q-tips, cotton-wool balls, tweezers, small scissors, eye-wash, alcohol wipes, medical tape, wound dressings, burn gel.
- Balls for sports such as basketballs, soccer balls and footballs. They can be deflated – we will pump them up once they are here!
Monetary donations can be transferred to our dedicated donations account which is used only to fund our donation based projects. We will keep you updated on what projects our donations are being used for and let you know how these projects are progressing – so you can see exactly how your donation is benefiting local communities. You can also donate to a specific cause; like books for children or basic medical supplies for remote communities. In return we will send you photos of what your donation went towards. To donate all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive wire transfer instructions.
Material donations can reach camp in a few different ways. You can bring your material donations with you when you come to join the program or alternatively, you can post us your donations. Adding a few small donation items to your luggage can make a big difference!
If sending donations to Madagascar, please address the parcel to:
MRCI, B.P. 270, Hellville, Nosy Be, 207, Madagascar.
Please ensure these items are not fragile and are securely wrapped. Be sure to include a letter with your email address so we can let you know when your package has made it to us!
Want to do even more – why not get your local community or school involved as well? There are a number of ways your friends, family, school or community can help you make a difference. Here are a few ideas that you could try:
- Casual dress day at your local schools for a coin donation
- Ask people from local organisations such as schools or your work place if they could bring in items such as books, pens, pencils and medical supplies that they are happy to donate. You can then be post to us!
- Host a fundraiser with your friends and family. You can put on a breakfast, dinner or afternoon tea. Ask if they would be happy to make either a monetary or material donation in return.
Nosy Be Disability Care Centre
We are excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Sunrise Madagascar to construct and develop the first ever disability centre on Nosy Be! Our MRCI Community Development Volunteers will be actively involved in the construction process, working together with local craftsmen. Read more here and here.