Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie has announced that over $7.5 million is going towards funding for Madagascar.
The projects announcement came as Bibeau visited Madagascar herself. According to a press release, the money is going towards: A $6.2-million project aimed at enhancing education and training for youth in Madagascar.
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The press release says that “Thanks to this project, over 2,500 young Malagasy men and women will be able to enter the workforce in the construction and public works, tourism, accommodation and food services, and entrepreneurship sectors.”
In addition, “funding also includes $1.265 million in humanitarian aid to the World Food Programme for people affected by the devastating effects of El Niño and approximately $113,000, through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for local initiatives dedicated to the empowerment of women, sound governance and sustainable economic growth.”
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