The 13 schools in the Diocese of Antsiranana constitute the starting point for the project’s launch in Madagascar.
On 20 October, the spotlight was on ProFuturo at 13 schools in Antsiranana, on the north-east coast of Madagascar. The inaugural ceremony, presided over by the Archbishop of Antsiranana, Mgr. Ramaroson, was attended by Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic, and his wife, First Lady Voahangy Rajaonarimampianina, and included the official opening of the 2017-2018 school year at the 13 Catholic schools where ProFuturo will operate.
The initiative stems from a partnership agreement between the ProFuturo Foundation and the Archdiocese of Antsiranana. Over the coming days ProFuturo will distribute the following equipment at each of the schools for the execution of the project: 26 briefcases, each containing 48 tablets, a computer, a Wi-Fi connection, a router and a projector. They will be delivered to schools in both the areas with mains electricity and the interior areas, which will also be equipped with solar panels.
“The Government’s initiatives are designed to improve the lives of the population, especially children. Education is one of the Government’s chief projects, because it helps to train high-quality human resources in the long term,” declared the President of the Republic.
The Head of State extended his warm thanks to the Catholic Church for its contribution to improving the education of the children of Madagascar. He also mentioned his recent meeting with Pope Francis in Italy and shared his messages of love, tolerance and selflessness in the fight against hunger on World Food Day. The President invited the younger generation to assume responsibility for the development of the country, referring to issues such as disease prevention, environmental protection, the fight against corruption and crime.