The Association of Former Fellows of India called ITEC ALumni Madagascar continues its social activities. After the delivery of school supplies to the pupils of the EPP Ambohimarina-Alasora, the association proceeds to the donation of gifts to the elderly and visually impaired.
These are covers for the elderly of the Association FIZOMA (Association of the Elderly) and clothing and cardboard folders to serve as Braille books for people in visual failure of the NGO Index Madagascar.
Around 100 people benefited from these donations, including 50 elderly and 50 visually impaired people. The clothes distributed on this occasion were donated by the active members of the association to demonstrate their support to people with disabilities in society.
This donation ceremony of the ITEC Alumni Madagascar Association is the result of a collaboration with the Indian Embassy, which is also the sponsor of this association of Indian Government scholarship holders, the CIMA (India Madagascar Circle) , the company Unibisc Amborompotsy – Talatamaty.
The Ambassador of India, HE Mr. Subir Dutta honored with his presence this donation at the headquarters of FIZOMA. He said that he still shows his willingness to support the ITEC Alumni association in his activities. The members of ITEC Alumni are the ambassadors of India to Madagascar because they always make sure to strengthen India-Madagascar friendship relations and share the experiences they have had in India.
The ambassador of India said that about a hundred professionals from the public and private sector and Malagasy students are benefiting from scholarships in India for their capacity building in the professional field, as part of the programs of the Indian Government including ITEC (Technical and Economic Cooperation), ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), IIAFS (India Africa Forum).
For the ITEC program, nearly 700 professionals have taken courses in various fields at Indian institutions and universities. The former scholars of India gathers in an association called ITEC Alumni Madagascar.
The aim of the association is to maintain and develop the friendly relations between India and Madagascar, promote the cultures of the two countries and network the former trainees of India to strengthen their solidarity. In addition to cultural activities in partnership with the Embassy of India, the association also participates in social and economic activities.
After these donations, there will be free medical consultations on July 20 and 21, in collaboration with the Cercle Inde Madagascar and the Medical Institute of Madagascar.