Akany Avoko project for abandoned and/or fostered children in Madagascar

210 children, 49 centres staff members and 70 parents

2024/2027 – 4 years

Province of Antananarivo


Project financed under a framework agreement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Ministère des Affaires Étrangères du Grand Duché de Luxembourg

Local partner

AAA (Akany Avoko Ambohidratrimo) is an association which opened its centre in 1964. The centre welcomes children aged 0 to 18 who are victims of various social problems (abandoned children, abused children, victims of sexual assault, etc.).

The objectives of the centre are to welcome, educate and support the beneficiaries to become autonomous and responsible adults. It also provides vocational training, accommodation, food, leisure and health and hygiene care for children.

To avoid problems between girls and boys, all boys from the age of 7 are transferred to an annex centre; AAA-B (Akany Avoko Ambohidratrimo Bevalala).


In Madagascar, violence is used for educational purposes, 9 out of 10 children say they have been victims of it by their family. Centres welcome these children by giving them access to food, healthcare and hygiene, education, and vocational training in order to ensure a better future for them.

These centres also welcome abandoned children, abused children, victims of sexual assault, etc.

The mission

This project aims to develop the reception and education systems of the AAA-B centre promoting good care and support for the children of the centre.


-Improve the reception capacities, infrastructures, and supplies of the centre.

-Establish a socio-educational and psychosocial framework for children: schooling, professional training, various activities and psychological support.

-Ensure the health and food safety of children (including those with disabilities).

-Support parents with a “school for parents” and income generating activities.

-Strengthen the self-financing of the centre through self-production (breeding, agriculture, and ecological manufacturing).


210 children, 49 centres staff members and 70 parents