htgProject details Madagascar 2007 → 2008 Education Health Partenaire(s): Sœurs de la Sainte-Famille, Foyer de l’Espérance Description This project supports the 'Foyer de l'Espérance'. The aim of this home is to enable the social and professional integration of disabled girls. To this end, the home offers girls in its care literacy programmes, basic education, technical and vocational training, the possibility of accommodation and healthcare. On average, the centre takes on 60 girls each year. Context The situation of disabled children is particularly problematic in the north of the island of Madagascar. These children are often left to cope on their own, or even abandoned. Duration and location The centre is located 5 km from the centre of Antsiranana, in the Diana Region / Madagascar. The project was one of the first to be financed by the JFP Foundation. This is a one-off intervention which took place in 2007. Beneficiaries The 'Foyer de L'Espérance' cares for disabled children and girls from poor families who are neglected or abandoned. Achievements and results The JFP Foundation's support made it possible to finish off and equip the Human and Vocational Education and Training Centre: the 'Centre Sainte Famille', which has been operational since 2008. Partner The community of the Sainte Famille (Holy Family) sisters initiated the project and carries out the day-to-day running of the 'Foyer de L'Espérance'.