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My time volunteering in Africa led me to start up the JHA FUND, a non-profit NGO based in Antalaha, Madagascar, equipping youth for a future of possibilities by addressing barriers to education.
JHA FUND‘s objectives are:
- to create revenue-generating environmental projects by promoting community participation with reforestation, together with Macolline Botanical Park
- to open doorways to basic education and health care at the C.A.L.A. leprosy villages and sponsoring children to go to school
- to promote access to employment opportunities, global engagement and higher schooling by teaching English as a foreign language to keen and motivated young adults
A friend, importer of Madagascar’s famous vanilla Aust & Hachmann Canada, had often talked about Antalaha and its lack of medical support, education and deforestation problems. When he spoke of his efforts in supporting the leprosy communities, I had to experience it for myself. Since November 2013, I have been surrounded by wonderful locals; assisting in the villages, sending children to school, teaching English to young adults and promoting reforestation and clean up projects.
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