PALs is committed to the commission given by Christ to go into the world, to provide for the poor and bring the hope of the Gospel to the world.Our vision is to see PALs equiping people in countries around the globe where we believe God calls us.
PALs Madagascar is a Non-Profit Organisation that aims to equip the people of Madagascar with the tools to start a career and a place to do it, while following a strong Christian ethic.From farming to fishing, mechanics to merchants we aim to give people with skills a future, and if they don’t have the skills we will teach them, and then equip them.However many people in Madagascar need a place to be able to work, and PALs is committed to providing people with the places necessary to do that.Each small business will donate approximately 10% of their takings into a central pot, and from this pot new initiatives will be born. All will carry the PALs Logo as a stamp of integrity and a sign that we are invested in helping the people of Madagascar.In the long term we want to be able to set up communities of people with a cottage industry where produce can be exported, so helping Madagascar as a nation move out of poverty.But none of this would be possible without the help of our donors; we are reliant on your help to change a nation. We are small but our vision is very big, we want to change Madagascar forever, bringing hope and a future, prosperity and relief.
Equip to ProsperPALs is committed to following the commission given by Christ Jesus, to go into the world, to provide for the poor and bring the hope of the Gospel to all people.In providing jobs we aim to give people a future, and by presenting the Gospel we aim to give people the hope of eternal life with God.We will work to glorify the name of Jesus in Madagascar, so that its people to be awed by the love of God.PALs will demonstrate the endless mercy and the inextinguishable passion of our God for the people of Madagascar.We will bring relief for the orphans and the widows, bring hope for the imprisoned, clothe the poor and feed the hungry. We will be accountable to our fellow brothers and sisters and will seek continuous wisdom from our God.We will tithe 10% of our total income to sow into other initiatives in Madagascar.
Copyright: 2018 PALs Madagascar
Paul was born in the UK and is head of finance and vision, ensuring the finances of the ministry remain robust, keeping the project on track and promoting Gods providence in all aspects of reaching out to the Malagasy people. His time spent serving in various ministries including Mercy Ships, has given him the experience of how the ministry should be developed for the benefit of all those who PALs reaches. PALs will be a catalyst to help eradicate poverty and enable people to have a better quality of life. All of the PALs staff and volunteers will take on roles that enhance the various areas of the ministry to ensure its success. Paul likes painting, photography, playing the flute and the viola.
Arlin lives in Tamatave and is head of sustainability and employment, which means he sustains the businesses and employs the right people for the right jobs. Arlin speaks Malagasy, French and English and has an ability to teach English. Arlin had worked in the dental team for Mercy Ships. Arlin is measured and thoughtful and has a great ability to encourage and unite. His personality makes him a natural arbiter and has the ability to improve complex situations. Arlin has a love for the English language and enjoys discovering and using new words.
Lionel lives in Tamatave and is the PALs head for development and innovation, which means he looks for opportunities for PALs to impact peoples’ lives. Lionel speaks three languages; Malagasy, French and English. He has received training as a mechanic, has good building skills and has an amazing mind for numbers. Lionel has proved himself to be an astute team member with passion and verve. He knows the mind-set of the Malagasy people and knows how to work with the local authorities to ensure that PALs can forge ahead. He has a love of music and plays the guitar.
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We are registered recipients with Stewardship, who have set up a support funding for our ministry. You can support us by making gifts to Stewardship for our funding.Where applicable, the value of your gifts may be increased by use of Gift Aid (worth25% if you are a UK taxpayer).
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Copyright: 2018 PALs Madagascar
August 2018 - ActivitiesTeaching English:Paul teaches English to about 50 students and likely more; at a local church under the auspices of the Priest and at the local University under the auspices of the director of Philosophy. The aim is to teach a nation, which has very poor English skills, to be able to communicate with their direct neighbours in trade, something they hitherto do in a very limited manner. Madagascar’s geography is such that all their neighbours, save the Arabian peninsula, speak English, so Madagascar is pretty much left at sea.Healthcare:PALs is involved with teaching beneficiaries the correct use of antibiotics, that are available without prescription, which has aided to worldwide bacterial resistances. Paul who is trained in infection control spends time teaching about antibiotic use, which ones to take and how long for. This is to try and improve a far from satisfactory situation. Paul also inspects and refers dental treatments for the Malagasy and even pays for potential infections to be dealt with.We are currently developing a society for the promotion and advancement of dental excellence ‘ADE’. These training facilities will provide continued personal development for dental and axillary staff. We are currently working on the training schedular and hope that dental staff will attend, thus safeguarding patient care, we have a well respected dentist interested in the work we are trying to achieve. Environmental Issues:So far we have used solar power at the farm and instruct on the use of energy saving bulbs. The team use bicycles to lower our carbon footprint and training about ecology sensitivity has commenced. At the moment we teach about respecting animals and soil improvement by using composting. We are looking for ways to work on a solar powered distill for clean water. Educational Advancement:PALs is currently trying to create a Society for the Advancement of Malagasy Education ‘SAME’. This will be a free club that invites guest speakers to talk about various fields of expertise, like agriculture, healthcare, literature, science, politics and faith. The goal is to disseminate knowledge and educate people who then can pass on their learning to others, also to take such knowledge into schools and educational institutions.
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January 2017We have purchased the land for PALs HQ/accommodation in Madagascar.PALs has been granted charity status meaning we now start our work!
January 2019After a few issues with the farm, it now has a new farmer. The shops are doing well and one is advancing so well, the shop owner has expanded the shop [where he also lived] and is now moving to a new home!The music studio is doing well.We have also started 3 new projects. A tuctuc driver, A street food vendor and an office supplies provider.
December 2017Construction of a fence around farm and chicken coop! Next alterations to house to form a little shop.