Madaworks in Madagascar: Part 11: Thomson Reuters Foundation
MADAWORKS & THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION – YEAR END REPORT:
ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN SENDING MORE GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SUPPORTING WOMEN’S
SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MADAGASCAR.
As we approach the close of our first year in operation, we wish to thank all of those who contributed to supporting us in achieving our goals to send more girls to high school and continuing to support women’s sustainable weaving cooperatives. Madaworks was chosen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to receive a scholarship enabling us to attend their important and influential global conference, Trust Women, in London. It was a great honor to be chosen, given that there were more than 3,000 candidates for the scholarship, and we were among 60 scholars selected. There were many valuable lessons to learn from the work of others and to know that as small as we are at the moment, we are making a difference. We look forward to partnering with some of the incredible organizations and people we met there. (Photo: courtesy of Thomson Reuters Foundation)
We had a busy year, which included on-site filming and producing a video to showcase our work in Madagascar, two international conferences related to empowering women globally, graduating our first girl from high school, and successfully launching the high school career of two more girls in rural Madagascar.
Thank you to our board for their contributions and our scholarship committee for their hard work on the ground in Madagascar. We look forward to an exciting year ahead, where we will return to Madagascar to distribute more scholarships and create more opportunities for the women’s weaving collectives. I hope that you will join us on our journey as we continue to ‘Weave a Sustainable Future for Madagascar’. Madaworks would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
More coming soon!