The Indian Fellowship Association, known as ITEC ALUMNI Madagascar, continues its social activities for disadvantaged people.
After donations to schoolchildren at the EPP Ambohimarina -Alasora last July, 100 students from the rural commune of Sambaina in the Manjakandriana district received school supplies on Friday, 15 September.
According to the president of the Itec alumni association, Mr. Ramarojaona Andon’ny Aina, these students represent the 15 fokontany of the rural municipality of Sambaina. They were selected from the poorest social classes of the municipality. Its beneficiary pupils would still like to continue their studies but their parents do not have sufficient means for the schooling of their children.
The association ITEC Alumni Mada, in collaboration with the Embassy of India and the company Vraix Prix has responded to the request of the municipality to help support a portion of the students distributed in the 12 EPP of the municipality.
The Ambassador of India to Madagascar, HE Mr. Subir Dutta attended this presentation of donations to the Rural Commune of Sambaina. In his brief speech, he commended the Association’s initiative to help the most disadvantaged people in society while encouraging former scholars from India to continue their social activities.
As for the Mayor of the Commune of Sambaina, he thanked the Ambassador of India and the ITEC Alumni Association for this visit and donations. It was for the first time that an ambassador visited the commune. And the Mayor to take this opportunity to hand over the development projects of the Rural Commune of Sambaina to the Ambassador of India so that the Indian Government can provide support to the Commune. His projects include the rehabilitation of a bridge linking two fokontanys, the installation of public lighting and the rehabilitation of EPPs which are in very bad condition. Concerning these projects of the Commune, the Embassy of India will transfer the files to the competent officials in India.
Professional capacity building
As part of the India-Madagascar cooperation, the Indian government offers scholarships for Madagascan professionals from the private and public sector to strengthen their professional capacities, through ITEC programs (Technical and Economic Cooperation) , IAFS (India Africa Forum). About a hundred people benefit from these programs each year.
These programs are open to all professionals under 45 years of age. Fluency in the English language is mandatory because courses are in English. Interested parties can contact the Embassy of India or visit the Embassy website www.embassyofindia.mg.