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12 May 2006

The fruits of friendship - preview

I first went to Madagascar after my first year at university where I was studying Peace Studies at Bradford
  • I think it was thanks to a little bit of being in the right place at the right time or maybe I was always meant to
  • I worked for three months at Akany Avoko and was so humbled and in awe of their work that I jumped at the chance to return once I had graduated

  • Akany Avoko is a centre for destitute young women and children in Madagascar

  • It houses, cares for and educates abandoned children, orphans, teenage mothers, victims of abuse and children whose families are too poor to care for them
  • Akany Avoko has strong links with Quakers in Britain Yearly Meeting, through QPSW and the annual Anglo-Malagasy exchange
  • A number of Young Friends have visited Madagascar and volunteered there

    Maud Grainger, Coggeshall & Colchester MM

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