About Madagascar Mobile Library
We are the first traveling mobile library program established in Madagascar. We partner with NGOs, change makers and communities to support the establishment of libraries as engines of sustainable development and social change. We focus book sharing and education, culinary mushroom growing, re-greening programs and community guidance. This approach provides opportunities to improve literacy, community health, sustainable livelihoods and environmental conservation.
New Mushroom Growing Program
Soon we will be offering a culinary mushrooms growing program to help improve the livelihoods of Malagasy people. We will also be offering training in identification and taxonomy tours in Madagascar to Malagasy people for inclusion in identifying new rare species for food, medicine and to expand our current understanding of ecological knowledge in Madagascar. Mushrooms do so much and will be powerful in helping us create food sustainability, income empowerment, improved nutrition and health, environmental solutions, and more. We will also be selling mushroom so the mobile library can become self-sufficient. Check back soon to see big updates and a Kickstarter program to support our new efforts.
What We Have Achieved With Your Help
The Madagascar Mobile Library is an innovative project that travels to rural areas across Madagascar. The village visitations bring fun and learning together for both adults and children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn through books, literacy materials and workshops.
The mobile library is also looking for assistants and volunteers that can be understudies for the on ground team with the goal of adding more mobile libraries, routes and establishing smaller community libraries.
Tax Deductible Donations
The mobile library is fiscally sponsored by Zara Aina, which is a registered Madagascar and US based Non profit organization. This allows us the ability to offer tax deducible donations. Together, we find locally relevant solutions, often built on hybrid models, that mix local traditions with modern best practices.