Sisters Léonie and Melonie, in the Atsimo Andrefana region, study together during COVID-19 school closures with self-directed study books distributed with support from Zonta International. (Credit: © UNICEF/2020/Andry Nirina)

Thousands of children in Madagascar receive education because of Zonta's support

Zonta International has supported UNICEF's Let Us Learn Madagascar program since 2016. Our investment has enabled UNICEF to expand this important education initiative that addresses the major issues facing Madagascar’s most disadvantaged children, particularly girls. Because of Zonta’s support, thousands of Malagasy children have already been able to realize their right to an education.

Read more about how our support has made a difference, as well as the program's challenges and results from October 2018 through January 2021 in our project update.

After COVID-19 interrupted the learning of more than 7 million children in Madagascar last year, UNICEF worked closely with the Ministry of National Education, Technical and Professional Training (MNETPT) to provide every lower secondary school student with self-directed learning manuals for math, Malagasy and French. Sisters Léonie and Melonie were among the over 434,000 students to benefit from these high-quality educational materials. Read their story.

28 APRIL 2021