Monaco’s International Cooperation Department has sent a new Monaco International Volunteer (VIM) into the field. Charlotte Gamba, 24, has started her mission with the Ephata school, supported by the Monegasque Cooperation.
The specialised school teaches blind and partially-sighted children in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. Established in 2002 by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mary the Immaculate, Ephata offers guidance adapted to visual handicaps, enabling children to benefit from education with a maximum degree of autonomy.
During this year of volunteering, Charlotte, a Monegasque and a lawyer by training, will have the task of assisting the Administrative and Financial Manager of Ephata, and in particular to organise training in labour law.
She will also participate in the implementation and development of the school’s educational programmes, in particular providing support in French and English.
She will also be responsible for developing an activity generating income for the school: the establishment of a “bush taxi” line – a taxi collective between Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, and Fianarantsoa.
Currently, six VIMs are on long-term missions in three priority countries of the Monegasque Cooperation: Morocco, Burkina Faso, and Madagascar.
Each job opening is published in the Journal de Monaco. Job profiles vary according to the needs of the partners of the Monegasque Cooperation. An application form is available on the website under the heading “The International Volunteers of Monaco”.