Second student to secondary school for a $1 a day

A microproject by Zahana Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


Two students from Fiadanana successfully passed the CEPE exam in August and are eligible to attend secondary school. (See Project reports CEPE.) It will cost a dollar a day per the second student to cover school fees, accommodation, food, and school supplies to attend secondary school away from home for a school year.

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The only secondary school is over 2 hours walk from their village in Bevato the district seat, so children are unable to attend.


Zahana will rent a house where both students can live, study and cook their own meals during the week. Providing them with a place to live and with the food to eat, empowers them to attend secondary school far from home, and allows them to walk home to their families on weekends.

Long-Term Impact

Successfully passing the CEPE is major achievement and cultural event in Madagascar. While their parents are very proud, they are too poor to send their children to secondary school. Getting a secondary education is a stepping-stone to a better life that seemed unobtainable even some five years ago.


Waht is a CEPE?
Participatory Approach of Building a School
Getting ready for secondary school
Building a school in Madagascar on YouTube

Organization Information


Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @zahana
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Honolulu, HI United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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