Good news. Orphanage construction nears practical completion for the ground and first floors. May God bless all those who contributed financially or otherwise. The Patriarch and other dignitaries will be present for the official opening of the Orphanage in late May or early June and for the consecration of the nearby Church which is dedicated to the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple of Jerusalem.
On the Orphanage project from missionary Matina Kouvoussis (March, 2015)…:
«Orphanage – A Noble Cause
Our experience and observations in Madagascar have shown that children in this country are severely marginalised due to poverty. Statistics show that over 60% of the children do not attend school and child labour is still a common phenomenon even today.
Young girls have a higher susceptibility of not receiving an education, as they are forced to marry at a young age. More often than not they are then neglected by their partner and are left to rear their children alone, engaging in hard manual labour to earn a living.
Unfortunately, young girls that are orphaned or that come from problematic families see no future for themselves and become victims of child exploitation.
Our conscience and Christian responsibility does not allow us to ignore this tremendous social problem that surrounds us. It is for this reason that we were motivated to build an orphanage/hostel for girls.
The aim of this project is to raise and protect parentless children, or children that come from problematic families in a safe, Christian environment – providing them holistic care both on a material and spiritual/psychological level, and to offer them an education that is due to every child despite their race, colour or creed.»
Holy Archiocese of Madagascar
Tel: (261) 202 263 205
Fax: (261) 202 224 000
Mobile: (261) 320 266 890
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Parish Priest Father Polykarpos Diamantopoulos
Mobile: (230) 5761 7201 (available only during his visit to Mauritius)
Tel: (261) 3 2642 3612, (261) 3 3633 1948 (In Madagascar)
Parish Priest Father Athanasios
Mobile: (230) 5733 3253
For general information, please contact
Mr. Alexander Szava
Tel: (230) 233 1852