Association A.I.D.E.R.

Project support in Madagascar
For partial funding for the “Zanaca project” in Madagascar.

The project will conduct a census of street children whose existence has not formerly been documented.

Each child will receive a health record card with pictures and will have the opportunity to proceed with medical and dental visits. The project also includes purchasing medical equipment, training local health workers to conduct long-term follow-up care of the children, and renovating the Fifampandrosoana center for street children.

The association A.I.D.E.R. (Association Internationale Des Enfants de la Rue) was founded in 1998 and is composed of volunteers (firemen, doctors, nurses, masons and electricians). Its objective is to give children the opportunity to live a decent life and to have access to health care and schooling.  Whenever possible the association seeks to socially integrate disadvantaged children. The organization has managed specific missions in Bolivia for children working in the Potosi mines, in Niger for school and medical care, in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami, and in Madagascar for support for street children. It works in close collaboration with local entities in the countries where it intervenes and trains volunteers people to become autonomous. A.I.D.E.R. also provides long-term follow-up care after its interventions through regular visits.