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    Weʼve raised £1,465 to Continue to support our school and teachers in a Vezo village in remote Madagascar .

    Funded on Wednesday, 7th July 2021

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    I visited this tiny community on the south west coast of Madagascar last year. The Vezo people are subsistence fishermen .

    I filmed with them for a week. The most generous, kind, giving people i have visisted .

    Their school hut had blown down the previous year and the teacher left.

    The children were so gentle and eager to learn.

    the cost of a new school house and teachers house was so little , that i felt we had to try .and help

    In our first push we amazingly raised enough money for the school, which we have built. Now we are looking to build the teachers hut and their wages for the first three years .

    the school now supoorts over 200 children !!! Lets keep going. .we need to raise money for more aupplies and anoyher classroom. Thank you so much x



    • toby strong3 years ago
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      toby strong

      3 years ago

      hey guys, well that period on just giving has ended and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated . as im sure you know . we are currently building our second and third classrooms and we now support over 200 children with three teachers. our journey continues .. thank you thank you

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    • toby strong3 years ago
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      toby strong

      3 years ago

      I gave a talk at ashburton arts centre last week and we able to raise a further £500 for the school . I am hugely grateful to all who came and donated .thank you !!!

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    • toby strong3 years ago
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      toby strong

      3 years ago

      We have just heard from the school after months of worry and no communication. Thank goodness everyone is well and safe . It seems the pandemic hasn’t affected the area too badly. The great news is we now have 4 teachers !!!!! Yes and over 200 children. It is staggering and incredible . There are blackboards and some footballs and books. To support this many children we need to build two more classrooms so the children dont have to come in shifts .!!! So this is our push for the year ... Huge thanks to all who have helped and keep going xxx

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    • Richard Ewell

      Richard Ewell

      Jun 23, 2021

      Truly a wonderful and worthy campaign.


    • Platform Cinema CIC

      Platform Cinema CIC

      May 29, 2021

      For speaking at Platform Cinema on 28 May 2021, in addition to the donations as the audience left


    • Hazel Keen

      Hazel Keen

      Mar 12, 2021

      What an incredible and worthy cause! Good luck with your fundraising and thank you very very much :-)


    • Mary-Anne Ewing

      Mary-Anne Ewing

      Mar 12, 2021


    • Esther Lewis-Smith

      Esther Lewis-Smith

      Dec 14, 2020

      Inspiring, what a brilliant project.


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      Dec 11, 2020


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      ITUS Event Support Services

      Dec 7, 2020

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    I am a wildlife and documentary cameraman, who works on projects mostly for the BBC like Planet Earth and Frozen Planet .

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