“I like to move it! move it!” Lets move to Madagascar!

Madagascar is a name which is well-known from the animation Madagascar where the adventures of the lion and zebra begin. The funny and beautiful scenery in the movie becomes most people’s first impression of this island country, off the coast of south-east Africa. But is that all?

Photo of ‘Madagascar’ and soft toy
Photo of ‘Madagascar’ and soft toy

The country is beautiful. However, does anyone notice that it is one of the poorest countries in the world? In 2013, 91% of the country’s 23 million people lived on less than $2 per day (Millennium Development Goal survey 2012–2013).

Map of Madagascar
Map of Madagascar

Yet Madagascar is emerging from a prolonged political crisis accompanied by socio-economic decline, deterioration of social services and exacerbation of household vulnerabilities to shocks (UNICEF, 2015)

Thank you for the background and information about Madagascar and the trip
Thank you for the background and information about Madagascar and the trip

Programmes focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and child protection have been developing throughout the country. And now I am going on an IWitness trip with UNICEF and my co-workers from IKEA Hong Kong, to explore how the IKEA Foundation and UNICEF’s programmes improve the situation and the everyday life of children and families.

Let’s move it! Move it!
Lets move it! Move it!

 

 

 

 

English
    Rachel Tam