Mamiharisoa, a mother of two children, has benefited from the cash transfer program for the past five years. (Credit: © UNICEF Madagascar/2021/Rakotovoahangy)

Let Us Learn Madagascar continues to empower girls through education

Let Us Learn is designed to empower the most vulnerable girls in Madagascar through equitable access to quality learning opportunities. The program targets children who are transitioning from primary to lower secondary school and supports them to complete lower secondary school. Through Let Us Learn, which Zonta International has supported since 2016, UNICEF works with communities, governments and partners to remove barriers to girls’ education and promote gender equality in education in the country’s most challenging regions.

During the latest reporting period, construction of two classrooms was completed at a lower secondary school and 1,200 out-of-school children (684 girls) were reached with catch-up classes. Read more about how our support has made a difference, as well as the program's challenges and results from February 2021 through February 2022 in our project update.

The program also provides cash transfers to some of Madagascar’s most vulnerable children. In late 2021, UNICEF spoke to "mother leaders," who are community stakeholders at the head of beneficiary households and key to making this program component a success. Click here to read about how mother leaders Jeanine and Mamiharisoa have used cash transfers to set up businesses and send their children to school.

20 MAY 2022