How it works

Our starting point is Madagascar, home to 101 species of lemur and millions of talent-rich, opportunity-poor students.

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Once trained, students pay forward their opportunity to others thus impact will continue to grow long after donations stop.

Meet the Students

What they say

I always yearned to go to university but my family couldn’t afford to send me, so after I finished high school I helped my mother farming and selling goods in the market. Thanks to Onja I can study and accomplish what I’ve longed for.

Rinon

Onja Student

If I wasn’t at Onja, I would work for my aunt and uncle, as they have money. I would take care of their children and couldn’t study anymore. But because I have Onja, I can learn many things.

Synthia

Onja Student

In Madagascar it’s so hard to trust people from different places and ethnic groups, but at Onja we trust each other.

Fely

Onja Student

If I wasn’t at Onja, I would have worked as a cook and wouldn’t be able to help my family but now I can plan my life and want to help others that really need it.

Sugi

Onja Student

At Onja, I’ve already learnt so much and I especially want to thank the volunteers who teach us.

Jerome

Onja Student