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Who we are

OUR MOTIVATION

Registered both in Malta and Madagascar, The Arnaud Guesry Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide a home for children orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused.

Our story began over 30 years ago when seven year old Arnaud Guesry died in a car accident. He was the son of our founder and former president Dr Pierre Rene Guesry. Following his death, Dr Pierre Rene Guesry was driven to contribute to the protection and development of children orphaned and in need and built our foundation in Arnaud’s memory.

“When my son died in a car accident, I felt I had to DO something. But just giving money to a faceless organisation wasn’t enough. I was afraid that the money would be absorbed into the giant budgets of some multinational NGOs and that I wouldn’t be able to see the difference my money was making in the memory of my son.”

After long extensive research, Dr Pierre Rene Guesry decided to build our Foundation in Madagascar, specifically in the Northern Province of Diana. He chose Madagascar due to the country’s increasing poverty, child mortality rate as well as the sexual abuse of minors. With over 70 % of its population living on less than $2 per day, it is said by the British Embassy that Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world not in conflict.

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OUR FOUNDATION

Our Foundation works in Diego Suarez in the northern region of Diana. We targeted this region because of the regional inequality in the presence of international support, higher incidences of child abuse and the sex tourism highlighted in this region. Diego Suarez has been identified as problematic area with children being extricated from the sex tourism industry and needing space in government facilities. Meaning younger, abandoned, orphaned and abused children have less space in these facilities. Our NGO is run by a small group of qualified professionals brought together for the purpose by one man. Unfortunately Dr Pierre Rene Guesry passed away but we will continue to work hard in his legacy to achieve his dream and honor the memory of both him and his son, Arnaud.

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OUR ETHOS

Our ethos has always been to keep administration andoverhead costs at a minimum. We want to ensure more is spent on the children in our care. In this way we continue being purely philanthropic and charitable and guarantee your money will be put to good use.

We are also an actively transparent organisation, should you have any special requests as to where your donation should be used, or to know more about the specific areas which donations fund then please get in touch via our contacts page. You can also download our charity documents and financial documents below.

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