Posted 17 April 2018 in News.
The non-profit Sunshine in Nosy Komba is granting access to education to more than 350 children in the Nosy Komba island, in Madagascar. The organization will host a tournament on April 21st at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, to raise funds for its 2018 programme.

From 10:30 to 18:00 hours, there will be football, tennis and squash tournaments; a gastronomy area with craft beers; live music by Nelson Fonseca, The Ash Project, Rose & Oaks, and the Cosmic Background Music; and dance workshops among other activities.

For those interested in participating in the football tournament, fill out this form and send it to Football.sunshine.nosykomba@gmail.com. For tennis and squash tournaments, fill out this form and send it to Tennis.sunshine.nosykomba@gmail.comIt is still possible to enrol until Wednesday, 18 April.

In 2017, the organization raised more than 18,000 euros that allowed them to grant access to education to more than 350 children and opening a local maternity office in the island of Nosy Komba. This year, your donation could contribute to building six new classrooms, covering the running costs of the schools’ canteen, and supporting the four midwives of the two maternities the organization opened in Nosy Komba and Nosy Fally.

Sunshine in Nosy Komba was created in 2011 by ESTEC employees to support education, healthcare and sustainable development activities in Nosy Komba, an island off the north-west coast of Madagascar. The school of Nosy Komba has become a regional reference for excellence. The close work of the association with the teachers and with the Nosy Komba community changed the way local families see education. Today the school is managed autonomously by a motivated team of teachers that also organise extra activities for the students.

Do you want to know more about Sunshine in Nosy Komba? Check out their website or Facebook page.