Who we are?
Meraki Club is a student based organization providing operational and strategic support to meraki smile school. We help ESMT students understand, learn, and implement the main functions of an NGO. Our mission is to help underprivileged children in Madagascar to gain access to quality education and healthcare.
What is meraki smile school?
Founded by fellow ESMT Alumni – Miriam Agüero, meraki smile school is no ordinary school. It is a non-profit school located in the slum of the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. meraki smile school has developed a socio-educational project for vulnerable 6-year-old children focusing on three key areas: access to high-quality education, fighting against child labor and gender inequality, and access to healthcare and nutritional support.
meraki smile school believes that education should be fun and aims for every student that comes to the school to leave every day with a bigger smile. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty through quality education. In 2021, the school enrolled its first 30 children, 15 girls and 15 boys, and has welcomed 15 more in September 2023.
Meraki Club gives ESMT students the opportunity to work for an NGO in Madagascar, interact with a broader team beyond ESMT and create a real impact on people’s lives. Once you become a member of the club, you have the choice to either work on short or long term projects in one of our teams or suggest your own idea. We provide projects in the fields of Finance & Strategy, Marketing, Partnership, PR, HR and Education. Projects will be updated on a monthly basis, depending on the needs of the school in Madagascar. In addition, you can also organize fundraising activities at ESMT, promote meraki across the city of Berlin or your own hometown and help spread awareness of the project.