Zara Aina means “share life” in Malagasy, the language of Madagascar. Broadway actors Lucas Caleb Rooney and Bryce Pinkham founded Zara Aina in 2012 to help at-risk children in Madagascar harness the transformative power of theatrical storytelling and performance to expand their capacity for achievement, invest in their sense of possibility, and recognize their potential.
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Zara Aina confronts the lack of educational opportunities facing Malagasy children by providing a year-round, holistic, child-centered learning model. We provide a performance-based theater curriculum and access to education, making way for scholastic, personal, and creative growth.
Our Center in Madagascar
Stay up to date with the wonderful work being done by our Malagasy Staff at our Center in Antananarivo, Madagascar. And follow along with our kids’ progress!
How You Can Help
As Zara Aina weathers this moment of crisis and looks to the future, we hope to finally build a permanent Center in Madagascar and make sure our Malagasy Staff can sustain their incredible work for years to come.
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