Dodwell Trust Madagascar

     Our History

  The Dodwell Trust and its projects in Madagascar for community development and family health, are grateful to have received the support of UNICEF, USAID/APPROPOP, UNFPA, the British Embassy Small Grants Scheme, DFID, E.U., Rotary International, MOSS, and Money for Madagascar, and all our private sponsors.  


The Dodwell Trust – a registered UK charity, was started in 1995 by Christina Dodwell to help the people of Madagascar.
The Trust's chosen field is in family health, education, and sustainable development through our dedicated school in Ampefy, and the Volunteer scheme run by our partner organisation Access Madagascar Initiative.

We stretch out our meagre funds – and do what we can.  We have no fund-raisers since we do not pay UK salaries.   In recent years we have received occasional donations from those who know about our work, and the internet, and we sincerely thank the individuals, groups, schools, companies, charities and NGOs for caring about Madagascar.  They are greatly appreciated by our school, learning centre, women’s associations and communities whose projects are brought to life by these donations. 

To give a resume of how some recent donations have been used:

£350 planting a hectare of forest £350 children’s activities and teacher training for nature conservation

£150 new mattresses for rural hospital

£500 school equipment and materials

£700 tin roof for classroom in rainforest school

£1000 to help provide basic school lunches

£380 children’s desk-benches for classroom

£150 new pump for school water supply

£300 training of local women to produce thread from silkworms

£250 football pitch drainage, repair, install goals

£220 repairs at local radio station

£120 sponsorship of librarian for a year

£22,000 container of recycled computers for schools

And smaller donations which give vital help to ongoing projects.

There is still much to be done.