‘I want to forget all the bad things from my past and I want to be a new girl’
Avonbrook was delighted to agree funding for its first project in 2008. Akany Avoko, a children’s home in Madagascar, was established in 1963 and is home to over 120 abandoned, orphaned, abused, impoverished or troubled children aged between six months and 21 years old. Centres such as this providing residential care and education for destitute children are exceedingly rare in Madagascar. Through funding provided by Avonbrook, and working in conjunction with ‘Money for Madagascar’, Akany Avoko was able to extend its Childcare Centre and guarantee the salaries of two teachers for four years.
In 2010 Avonbrook made an additional grant to another centre for teenage girls who have either become pregnant or are seen as at risk. This centre provides them with food, education, counselling and in the more extreme cases accommodation.
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