Mocoh renews partnership with Lilas School, Madagascar

2021-02-05 10:49:27

In 2003, Mocoh financed the construction of a new classroom at Lilas Primary School in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Eighteen years on, and over a thousand pupils later we continue to take an interest in the school’s progress and are delighted to offer them much needed financial support for the academic year ahead.

Although primary school education is obligatory in Madagascar, national literacy rates are low, and the financial toll of schooling means that many Madagascan families simply can’t afford to send their children to school. The Lilas School enrols 110 primary-aged students from the local community every year, but the majority of their parents are unable to pay the full school fees. As a result, Lilas relies on financial support to cover the cost of teachers’ salaries, supplies and equipment.

‘Education and professional skills development’ is one of the four pillars of Mocoh’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy. Committed to encouraging the sustainable and prosperous growth of our communities and to improving livelihoods, we support numerous grassroots projects, including in Madagascar where one of our nine offices is located. Find out more about the projects we partner with.

“We have watched Lilas Primary School grow and educate hundreds of children over the last two decades,” says Mocoh CEO Michael Hacking. “The school’s director Lila Ralandison is passionate about education and encourages a love of learning and a desire for self-development among her pupils. I strongly believe that education is key to empowering individuals and communities. It is a pleasure to offer the school much needed financial support during these challenging times.”