Welcome to the Peace Corps Madagascar Home Page

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By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 10:14 am: Edit Post

Welcome to the Peace Corps Madagascar Home Page

Welcome to the Peace Corps Madagascar Home Page

Welcome to the Peace Corps Madagascar Home Page

To Peace Corps Madagascar Home Page
Volunteers in Madagascar are training teachers, working on natural resource management and community development in and around protected areas, and promoting nutrition, health education and child survival activities.

Peace Corps Projects by Sector:

Volunteers are working one-on-one with Malagasy junior high school English teachers to improve their English speaking ability and their teaching methods and materials. To date, Volunteers have worked with approximately 420 secondary school teachers on English language skills and classroom techniques. Volunteers have also established eight English language resource centers and are implementing training seminars and evening English classes in their communities. Additionally, Volunteers have joined Ministry of Education officials in conducting 40 in-service training sessions benefiting approximately 250 teachers. All education Volunteers have been trained in environmental education, and many are incorporating lessons in the curricula that focus on the value of protected lands.

Two Volunteers have created a user-friendly multipurpose English teaching guide for middle school teachers based on
the national syllabus. Two others have developed information packets and bilingual guides for a regional museum.
The information will be used by researchers and tourists who visit the museum.

Volunteers are providing training for local community members and groups to improve the conservation of Madagascar's protected areas. The goals of their projects are to: 1) reduce the degradation of the natural resources in and around six targeted protected areas; 2) develop the capacity of local individuals and institutions to manage sustainable income generating activities around these areas; and 3) enhance the management capabilities of the government officials responsible for these areas.

One Volunteer works with village women on garden projects to improve their household nutrition and produce food for sale in local markets. She also organized a celebration of International Women's Day in a village market which included presentations on women and the environment and a cooking demonstration.

Peace Corps/Madagascar's new Community Health Education project began in December 1995. Initially, the Volunteers are focusing on child survival and nutrition. They are providing assistance to Malagasy community health personnel who have had little training in public health, program management and supervision. They will also help community groups improve their disease prevention and child care and feeding practices.

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By dorothyryan988 on Tuesday, January 01, 2002 - 3:07 pm: Edit Post

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Hope all is well with you. Keep in touch.
Love, Dotty Ryan

By p valencia on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 10:21 pm: Edit Post

Is this bill connors from new york? if so, email me at pvalenciaq@yahoo.com.

By Natwar Patel on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 1:59 pm: Edit Post

Is there a communication web site for parents of peace corps volunters in Madascar?

By Natwar Patel on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 2:00 pm: Edit Post

Is there a communication web site for parents of peace corps volunters in Madagascar?

By Bettina Shzu (ppp117p121.guetali.net - on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 3:32 am: Edit Post


I'm looking for my friend Karolina, who is a Peace Corps volunteer in Mada. She just graduated from Columbia with an art history BA. She has neither phone nor email, so I guess I am looking for her address. I somehow ended up in Reunion and am hoping to see her when I visit Mada...

If you have her contact info, please email me at mmeshzu at yahoo dot fr


By Katherine Kelly (141-211-158-113.dent.umich.edu - on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 10:09 am: Edit Post

Hello, I am trying to contact Robert Horowitz, Peace Corps in Madagascar to check on his safety and to know what we can do to help relief efforts in Madagascar.
Thanks for any information
Katherine Kelly
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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