School Fees for Children Affected by COVID-19 Lockdowns
Over the last 6 months, COVID-19 has affected all of us in many different ways. While all of us have been hurt by this virus to some degree, some have lost everything. At Speedy Tuk Tuk Madagascar we have been doing everything we can to keep all of our amazing team employed through this crisis. The team has sacrificed and agreed to continue with reduced salaries to allow us to keep all of our staff employed and have money to keep helping our drivers through this hard time. Without their amazing work, we would not have been able to push through this hard time and continue to make the impact that we aim for each day.
One of our key values at Speedy Tuk Tuk is Education - we believe effective education, more than anything, can open opportunities for even the most disadvantaged. More than 80% of children under 18 live below the poverty line in Madagascar and it is estimated that 33% of Madagascar’s total population is illiterate with the highest percentage being females at nearly 40%.
We have started this campaign to give back to our amazing team and help show them our gratitude and put money to reinforce our emphasis on education through helping them pay their children's school fees for enrollment, back-to-school supplies and books.
We strive for prosperity in the communities we work in and giving money to families to pay for their children's continued education is one way to ensure that our program has a generational impact.
Our goal is to raise $2000 which will 100% cover all school fees for each of our team member's children, anything beyond that goal will go to help other disadvantaged children in the community go back to school this year.
Just $80 will pay for each child's fees for the whole school year. Just within our team we have 25 children we are working to help pay for their school fees, but each additional $80 will help a child pay for school for the year.
When economic crises occur like a pandemic, in impoverished countries education will often become a luxury, if families have to choose between feeding their family and school fees, it is easy to see what choice they will make. Please help us support the children in our community to be able to continue their education to unlock their potential and future opportunities.
For every donation over $25 you will receive a picture of the child that you helped on their first day of school!
Thank you for your support!