Educating for successful social integration with the NGO Hardi

Number of beneficiaries: 400 children and 250 parents

Project duration: 2024/2027 – 4 years

Place: Urban municipality of Antanarivo and Rural municipality of Soavina, Analamanga Region


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

Local partner

HARDI MADAGASCAR is an NGO under Malagasy law whose mission is the economic and social integration of children and young people from vulnerable families. It works with young children through pre-schooling, with adolescents for staying in school and vocational guidance and with older children for employment and self-employment. The NGO also collaborates with their families so that they constitute an asset for the future of children and young people, particularly through support and capacity-building or economic activities.


Despite the desire of the Malagasy State to provide a better learning base for children, Madagascar remains the country with the 4th highest rate of delay among children under 5 years old. This lack of awakening and openness to educational activities often leads to dropouts and difficulties of integration into intermediate classes. These situations are exacerbated by the financial difficulties of households. This is why investment in early childhood plays a major role in brain development and child development.

The mission

This project aims to improve the school curriculum of children from vulnerable families by investing in early childhood through preschool education.


-Develop and equip a preschool activity centre to create an adapted environment for the development of children.

-Allow children to follow an official program with a professional team and innovative approaches.

-Support and educate parents on schooling, types of violence, the regularization of birth certificates, and the development of their income-generating activities.

-Strengthen the capacities of a local organization for the proper development of activities aimed at early childhood.


400 5-year-old children (250 girls and 150 boys) and 250 parents (including 200 women)