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RAZAFIMAMONJY MIRANA

FIELD SALES EXECUTIVE

Madagascar, SSA

Education

MPANAZAVA ETO MADAGASIKARA

Main aim of the charity

Mpanazava eto Madagascar is a movement that nurtures girls, young women and women: - to be a witness of Jesus Christ, - to be a good citizen - and to be a pillar of the family. The activities of the association are diverse and based mainly on education, volunteering and advocacy. The national association of 55 000members provides extra-school activities, mainly shared in Game style, to develop girls' potential to become a leader and get impact in their communities. The non-formal education uses scouting method: scout law and promises, as per his origin Lord Baden Powell. Mpanazava eto Madagasikara is the biggest association working in Girls and women empowerment in Madagascar. Members participates in local, regional, national and international activities. The Mpanazava Eto Madagascar organization regroups the girl scouts from 5 synods, namely anglicans, lutherians, protestants and evangelic mission. On the international level, Mpanazava Eto Madagasikara is a member of WAGGS (World Association of Girls Guides and Scouts) through SZM Skotisma Zazavavy Malagasy (Scouts Malagasy Girls) with 10 million members in 150 countries. Its field of engagement are “stop the violence”, gender equality, education for all, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals, girl-powered nutrition, menstrual hygiene management, the action on body confidence: “free being me”, environment, “surf smart” to use safely internet leadership, psychology, scout camp, challenge and friendship.

How the employee got involved and why

The Mpanazava eto Madagasikara is part of the World Association Girl Guide and Scout which currently has 10 million girl, young girl and women members in 150 countries worldwide. Members from 5 years old to 17 years old are the pillars of the Girl Guides and Scout association. The objective is to provide an education different from those provided at school, to enable members: - to be a witness of Jesus Christ, - to be a good citizen - and to be a pillar of the family. To reach these goals, leaders' units had to be trained. This will allow them: 1°) to be recharged in motivation, knowledge and skills 2°) to consolidate personal development 3°) and also to express themselves and to live in community. This testimony of a leader units, shared in Mpanazava’s web page https://mpanazava.org/0n1p1dy07122020/ shares the gain of being a leader unit. "As a child, I believed that being a leader meant being present every Saturday for 2 or 3 hours max, finding games and leading activities. I was so excited for this adventure. They hadn't told me that I was going to become an accountant, a teacher, a cook, a first aid worker, a counsellor, ... They hadn't told me that I was going to spend successive sleepless nights, that I was going to fall asleep from fatigue in fully trained that I was going to argue with my parents because I "scout" too much. I had not been told that I was going to run after signings between two classes, that I was even going to skip a few classes to go to pre-camp or to do the week-long shopping for 30 people. But above all, I had not been told that I was going to acquire so much joy and pleasure by doing only one thing: GIVE. I was not told that I was going to discover myself and improve myself as a person. No one told me that scouting would open so many doors for me. No one told me that seeing smiles would erase all my worries. I had not been told that I was going to be the object of so many blessings, that I was going to witness so many miracles. I hadn't been told that being a leader was the most beautiful and the greatest of adventures... A thought to all these discreet heroes who don't wear capes but who never separate from their emblematic scarves. A big thank you to all my leaders… Because what I am, or aspire to become, I owe it to you." There is a Saying “Scout one day, Scout everyday”. The education in Mpanazava gives impact in personal and professional life of its members. Mpanazava’s activities are ensuring the next generations of girls to be equally impacted positively to lead change and become leaders in their communities. Girls and women in Madagascar are empowered with mindset of capabilities, leadership, global perspectives and network to take the lead in their lives and act on their values to bring positive social change.

What work does the employee do for charity

The association Mpanazava Eto Madagasikara has 55,000 girls, young women and women members, presents in 23 regions of the Big Island. The activities of the association are diverse and based mainly on education, volunteering and advocacy. Members are split by age of 5 to 17 into brownies, girl guides and rangers. Leader unit is this young woman, responsible of each section; she is a volunteer, who spend her time, and become more creative to find ideas and means to develop her unit and reach the goal of Mpanazava with her girls' member. She establishes a weekly, quarterly and annual program for the activities to be carried out. As a membership, I followed all step to become now a national board and a trainer. Since, I dedicated my Saturday and off time to lead activities and participate as a trainer. To develop girls fully potential as self-confident and as a global active citizen, we organize training camp for leaders' units which takes place every quarter. I am participating as a trainer to share experience, knowledge, and explore about ending violence, gender equality, education for all, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals, girl-powered nutrition, menstrual hygiene management, the action on body confidence: “free being me”, “surf smart” to use safely internet. Training is a closed session of 6 days, during each, leader units develop herself by discovering leadership, psychology, scout camp, challenge and friendship. Apart from spending time for sharing, regularly, I finance myself the activities (materials, transport, participation fees, etc.) Training is deployed in a school, a private or a public building, not really equipped as a venue. This is due to the lack of infrastructure dedicated in each region, but also, for the lack of financial support. Materials used are Handmade and DIY provided by all trainers themselves. They came mainly from recycled materials to reduce cost. Most of leader's units' participants come from countryside and from family which parents can’t afford participation fees. The national leaderboard, that I am part of, organizes each year a fundraising in order to support leader units to attend training. As we celebrate this year the 80th anniversary of the association, we are now raising fund to build a customized training center for Girl Guides and Scouts in Madagascar. I am part of the committee, who organizes events and look for public and private partnership to obtain “field” and sufficient funds to build this new training center.

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