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 on education, re-greening programs and community guidance. This approach provides opportunities to improve literacy, community health, sustainable livelihoods and environmental conservation.
Fiscal Partner Zara Aina
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 the public tax deducible donations. Together, we find locally relevant solutions, often built on hybrid models, that mix local traditions with modern best practices. Zara Aina confronts the lack of educational opportunities facing Malagasy children by providing a year-round, holistic, child-centered learning model. They subsidize school tuition, meals, and medical and dental care, in an effort to knock down barriers to education and make way for scholastic, personal, and creative growth.
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.
We collect any books however we would be especially happy for books on various farming methods, on health, school books and books about Madagascar. At the moment the project carries around 3000 books.