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Training for self-determined life

73 %
Donation progress from July '22 - September '23

Fianarana

means education in Malagasy and is the name of our education project.

Carrier

Malagasy-Swiss Association CHANGING

Location

Fihaonana (Analamanga region), Madagascar

The challenges

A lack of educational and employment opportunities means that Madagascar is now, and will continue to be, one of the countries with the highest poverty rates.

Our solutions

  • Covering the education and living costs (incl. maintenance) for 39 young people in poverty, primarily from the underdeveloped village community of Fihaonana, who are completing their education in the capital Antananarivo.
  • Support of our beneficiaries in their everyday life as well as in the choice of education and profession by three social workers
  • Our high anchoring and presence in the community
  • Conducting our own studies and collecting scientific data that will help us fight poverty

Beneficiaries

Young people between the ages of 13 and 23, who are generally the first of their extremely poor family or (close) relatives to be able to complete (initial) education.

Effectiveness

A judge instead of a rice farmer - an accountant instead of a bush cab driver: By enabling (initial) education, we fundamentally change the lives of our beneficiaries and their environment in just three to a maximum of nine years. Fianarana starts where our help for self-help is most effective, namely when the previously public and almost free education ends after graduation from the regional high school. Building new schools and supporting the education of children is less meaningful and effective in Fihaonana. This project year produces 18 high school graduates and 21 bachelor students. And this with a 46% share of female beneficiaries.

Schedule

  • 01.07.22 - 30.09.23 Project round 2022/23 (incl. preliminary work)
  • 01.10.22 - 30.09.25: regular training period Matura/Bachelor's degree

Project reserves

20% of the budgeted training and living expenses

Funding

Donations from foundations and private individuals

Budget

CHF 160'000 for 2022/23 (of which CHF 33'658.35 still open)

Destination

All 18 high school graduates and 21 bachelor's students successfully complete their (initial) education by 2025, thereby gaining equal opportunities for a life free of poverty.

Controls

Our permanent on-site presence, internal financial control systems and annual audit (of Lufida Revisions AG)

Our 39 beneficiaries

CHF 160,000. This is how much is needed for our project in the 2022/23 training year.

Due to the ongoing economic crisis and high inflation in Madagascar, we have calculated the budget generously. We assume that the actual costs will be lower. Surpluses in the current project round 2022/23 will be directly credited to the following year 2023/24.

CHF 100'000
Education and living costs
CHF 28'000
Project work in Madagascar
CHF 20'000
Project reserves
CHF 9'600
Fundraising
CHF 2'400
Administration
62.5 %
Education and living costs
17.5 %
Project work in Madagascar
12.5 %
Project reserves
6.0 %
Fundraising
1.5 %
Administration
CHF 24'000
Total fees training
CHF 8'400
Tutoring
CHF 24'000
Food
CHF 18'000
Accommodation
CHF 10'000
Furniture (one time)
CHF 9'000
Transportation
CHF 6'600
Additional demand
CHF 14'000
Wages project work
CHF 4'700
Transportation in and to Madagascar
CHF 6'000
Office rent in Madagascar
CHF 1'500
Office furniture
CHF 800
Internet, telephony, information technology
CHF 800
Further training relevant to the project
CHF 200
Working materials (paper, toner, etc.)
CHF 20'000
Project reserves
CHF 6'800
Wages fundraising
CHF 2'000
Grant applications
CHF 800
Fundraising-relevant further training
CHF 1'000
Revision
CHF 1'000
Softwares
CHF 400
Insurances and fees
15.0 %
Total fees training
5.2 %
Tutoring
15.0 %
Food
11.3 %
Accommodation
6.3 %
Furniture (one time)
5.6 %
Transportation
4.1 %
Additional demand
8.8 %
Wages project work
2.9 %
Transportation in and to Madagascar
3.8 %
Office rent in Madagascar
0.9 %
Office furniture
0.5 %
Internet, telephony, information technology
0.5 %
Further training relevant to the project
0.1 %
Working materials (paper, toner, etc.)
12.5 %
Project reserves
4.2 %
Wages fundraising
1.3 %
Grant applications
0.5 %
Fundraising-relevant further training
0.6 %
Revision
0.6 %
Softwares
0.3 %
Insurances and fees

One year of training costs CHF 2,000 per person, plus our project work, fundraising and administration, the total is CHF 2,800. The figures below serve as a guideline or maximum values. In order to avoid overestimating the amount of support, the amount of support is calculated individually. For example, many of our students have low travel and, depending on the case, housing costs, as they can live close to their educational institution in cooperation with us and their families.

CHF 480
Total fees training
CHF 168
Tutoring
CHF 480
Food
CHF 360
Accommodation
CHF 200
Furniture (one time)
CHF 180
Transportation
CHF 132
Additional demand

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Fianarana Training Project

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