Then, in January 2009, just months before the project was to take place, a coup d’état in the Madagascar capital of Antananarivo forced the project to be postponed. The country was thrown into unrest for over two years, but now, with peace restored to the country, Scouts Canada can return to Ambato Boeni. On our honour, we promised that we would do our best. This is everyone’s project and now is the time to follow through on the promise we made nearly four years ago.
In August, 2012, 18 youth and 7 adults from across Canada will travel to the village of Ambato Boeni to work with the community to build a school facility. This project will not only bring education to a population where only 45% of youth will ever go to school, but it will also make it possible for students from outside of the village to have a place to stay during the week, spreading education throughout the region.
- Advisors: Bernie Avery, Maureen Avery, Keith E., Bruce Hunter, Peter L., Iain Tait., Rob Tuer
- Youth: Creighton Avery, Steven Avery, Carey Benson, Dawn Carr, Emilie D., Spencer E., Nicolas F., Kim Fortin., Oliver F., Michael F., Joel I., Benjamin I., Myra M., Brendan O., Linda R., Sarah S., John W.