Randrianarivelo Returns to Madagascar to Support Youth Education

Lucas Randrianarivelo '17 is a junior soccer player and Mechanical Engineering major at Rochester Institute of Technology.  He is also a first-generation Malagasy-American.  Both of his parents were born in Madagascar, and, to date, he is Gilman's only Malagasy-American graduate.  This December, he is going back to Madagascar, where 75% of the population is under the age of 25, but only 1/3 currently attend school.  To help address this gap, Lucas has partnered with international non-profit Blue Ventures and launched a crowdfunding campaign to continue funding a scholarship that pays the tuition and school fees for children in the Andavadoaka, Madagascar region.  Click here to learn more about Lucas and his mission, and click here to contribute to his effort.