Hay Kanto 

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Get to know us

Our mission

Hay Kanto is a community-run nonprofit whose mandate is to provide care for vulnerable children and youth as well as their families. We support local development through the mobilization of the child's direct and at-large community to promote child protection initiatives, formal and informal education but also artistic, scientific and socio-cultural literacy among our children and youth. 

Our programs

Currently, Hay Kanto has three main lines of activities:

  • Community arts and science clubs
  • Community wellness and sport clubs
  • Care package delivery and community relief work
  • Hay Kanto: Justice-involved youth program
  • Training of child and youth workers

For more details, please check our "Current projects" page.

Our model

We strive to make of Hay Kanto a safe hub for our children and youth to learn, experiment, express themselves and be an actor of their own development and that of their community. We believe that bringing education and cultural awareness to children and youth is one of the best ways to contribute to the development of their community. To do so, we use accessible arts and play-based activities as therapeutic means of learning and community engagement. Therefore, we entirely rely on the community members to deliver the many services we would like to provide.

Our sites

Hay Kanto was founded by Malagasy and American teachers in Madagascar in 2013. We mostly work in Antananarivo, the capital city, with few punctual activities in other parts of the Island. However, our main community of intervention is in Androhibe Antananarivo where we partner with the local public school. 

Learn more about Madagascar 

"Madagascar is unique: 5% of all known animal and plant species can be found here, and here alone. The island's signature animal is the lemur of course, but there are many more weird and wonderful creatures and plants: baobabs, insects, sharks, frogs, orchids, palms, birds, turtles, mongoose. The list goes on. Much of this biodiversity is under threat, from climate change and population pressure, giving each trip a sense of urgency but also purpose: tourism can truly be a force for good."

- from the Lonely Planet's website

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