HELP Madagascar (Health, Education & Life-skills Projects) is a Christian non-profit, non-governmental organization assisting the Malagasy poor without regard to ethnic, religious or political persuasion. We work with the poorest of the poor in urban Toamasina (Tamatave) and the surrounding rural communities. HELP is considered a foster care center under the Malagasy system. In addition to school sponsorship, we have a lunch canteen, provide medical & dental care and counselling services, and can house children on an emergency basis, usually in cases of abuse or neglect.