Providing access to quality education for underprivileged young people in Madagascar
Education is the cornerstone of a country’s development, yet more than 1.5 million children in Madagascar do not attend school or drop out after the first three years. School enrollment was just 39% in local areas near the Galana depots in Toamasina. As a civic-minded company, Galana decided to take action at grassroots level and to make a contribution to children’s education with a long-term vision: providing children in disadvantaged areas with education, enabling them to become responsible men and women and stakeholders in the development of Madagascar.
The Toamasina Primary School is located in Tamatave, near the Galana depot. It welcomes 275 primary school pupils. For the start of the 2020 school year, Galana set up a scholarship system allowing the 28 final year primary pupils who obtained the Certificate of Elementary Studies (CEPE) to access secondary education in the best schools in the region.