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Madagascar 2014

Madagascar 2014

Fa hiaraka hanorina ny ho avy miaraka isika.

“To build a future together”
In 2008, when Scouts Canada first visited Ambato Boeni to learn about the development priorities of the community, we made a promise that we would work together to achieve the goals of fresh water, education and an alternate source of electricity. In 2009, during a time of political unrest, Scouts Canada sponsored two wells to be dug in the town. In 2012, the project was finally completed when xx youth travelled to Ambato Boeni to build a three-classroom primary school and washroom facility. But we are not done, the partnership between Scouts Canada and Ambato Boeni continues now. 

The Project

The 2014 project is a continuation of the work that started at our first meetings in 2008. This summer, we’ll be building another three classrooms in a building next to the one completed in 2012. We’ll also be building a fresh water reservoir, which will be fed from the wells that we sponsored in 2009. Water from this reservoir will be available for drinking, cleaning and cooking and will go into irrigation for a food garden for the school. Not only that, but it will provide water for the washroom facility we built in 2012.

Join in!

Interested in being part of Madagascar 2014? Participation is open to anyone aged 14-26. Here’s what you need:
  • Resume outlining your education, skills, interests and community and Scouting experience
  • Cover letter outlining why you want to be part of Madagascar 2014
  • Letter of support from a member of your Area or Council Key 3
  • Additional personal reference letter
There’s also room for a couple of adults that have experience working with Venturer Scouts or Rover Scouts, and are interested in gaining experience in planning and executing an international development project. Talk about on-the-job training!
This project is going to cost a total of $86,250.00. This means that each person is responsible for fundraising $3,750.00. All participants will receive ideas and support to help them reach their fundraising goals. You will also be provided with a pledge sheet as well as access to an online donation page. Those who support the project are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Personal expenses include transportation to the pre-camp, passport fees, vaccinations and any other personal items required for the activity (these are your own, and not eligible for a tax receipt).
The length of the project is three weeks (around July 15 – Aug. 5, 2014), with a pre-camp July 12 - 14. Participants and adults must be available for the entire duration.
While we want to take everyone who is interested, space is limited. If we receive more applications than there are spots available, we’ll evaluate them on suitability (e.g. will you contribute in a meaningful way and will you be able to foster a respectful and safe environment for everyone?), and on what motivates you to be part of this project.
Apply before Dec. 5, 2013 by sending all the required information to:
Subject: Madagascar 2014 
Madagascar 2014
Scouts Canada
1345 Baseline Rd
Ottawa, ON
K2C 0A7

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