The Madagascar side of the team is the heart of our registered nonprofit. They are on the grounds implementing the projects with profound zest and leaderships skills that can only be obtained when natural local leaders are given the opportunity to lead. Our Madagascar team is mostly a family run operation too. JJ, co-founder and programs operator, is our leader in Madagascar. JJ and Shana first met back in 2014 during a 3 week tour that JJ hosted through a travel company. When the mobile library was formed JJ had been a tour guide for 12 years and truly was made for the role he helped to forge. His family along with his wife, father in law and from time to time, his daughters support the mobile library. Notably we also work with the first female mycologist out of Madagascar, Anna, who also works out of England.
Lead and co-founded by Shana, the team is a curated selection of people integral to the strategic online functioning, marketing, research, support and expansion for Madagascar Mobile Library’s growth and projects. Notably we have began work with an Oregon based mycologist to help manage and develop our expansion into mushroom cultivation and mushroom taxonomy to support income sustainability and much more. Our US team is a family in its own right and is seeking additional people.
We are currently fundraising in order to better connect with donors and partners. If you want to help us move into the next phase of our mushroom cultivation and other projects please download our pitch deck and follow up with us. We are happy to consider meetings in order to present the pitch deck in more detail.
We are actively expanding and are seeking board members, volunteers, partners, collaborators and eventually additional experts and staff. If any of these roles appeal to you please get in contact with us. Please check back for updates on what we are looking for as we develop and expand our impact.
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