The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) was featured in the June 13 edition of USA TODAY College. The article, “American Students Pave Way for High Schoolers in Madagascar,” highlights the work Lafayette students have done in the country over the last three years.
The program also was recently featured on PBS39 WLVT’s “Tempo” program.
Started by students under the guidance of David Stifel, associate professor of economics, LIME is a peer mentoring program that helps Malagasy students navigate the daunting process of applying to U.S. colleges and universities. For the past three winter breaks, a select group of students has traveled to Madagascar to work with students from the Lycee Andohalo public high school. They focus on a variety of skills, including preparing for the SAT and the Test of English as a Foreign Language, filling out admission forms, and practicing English, a third language for most students behind Malagasy and French.