Madagascar in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication [NOOK Book]

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History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar
Despite political and economic reform measures, Madagascar continues to face many development challenges. The education system is burdened by overcrowded classrooms, poorly trained teachers, and a severe shortage of teaching materials. Widespread poverty, a poorly educated population, food insecurity, unsafe water supplies, and inadequate health services have resulted in a high rate of infant mortality. Madagascar has one of the highest ...
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Madagascar in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication

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Overview

History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar
Despite political and economic reform measures, Madagascar continues to face many development challenges. The education system is burdened by overcrowded classrooms, poorly trained teachers, and a severe shortage of teaching materials. Widespread poverty, a poorly educated population, food insecurity, unsafe water supplies, and inadequate health services have resulted in a high rate of infant mortality. Madagascar has one of the highest levels of biodiversity on Earth, but its natural resource base is severely threatened by deforestation, soil erosion, and the decline in overall land productivity. Peace Corps Volunteers in Madagascar teach English, train teachers, conduct health and HIV/AIDS education, and work on natural resources management and community development.

The first 10 Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Madagascar in September 1993 to initiate the teacher training project, which eventually became the English education project. In August 1994, the environmental project kicked off with the arrival of 13 trainees. The health project began in September 1995. Since reopening in 2002, the Peace Corps has been providing approximately 75 new Volunteers per year in this country. Since the beginning, the program has had a close working relationship with the government of Madagascar.

History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Madagascar

Peace Corps/Madagascar focuses on three main areas of vital need: health, education, and natural resources management. These projects have.......
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149421039
  • Publisher: Pennyhill Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 879,888
  • File size: 121 KB

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