Zahana

Zahana in Madagascar is dedicated to participatory rural development, education, revitalization of traditional Malagasy medicine, reforestation, and sustainable agriculture. It is Zahana's philosophy that participatory development must be based on local needs and solutions proposed by local people. It means asking communities what they need and working with them collaboratively so they can achieve their goals. Each community's own needs are unique and require a tailor -made response

Taking care of the tomatoes in the school garden

Taking care of the tomatoes in the school garden
Learning to grow food, tending to their cops, and watering every day has become and important part of the school curriculum. With the help of Zahana’s gardener, who is working alongside our teacher the children can learn to grow vegetables that are often new crops for their village and eat the fruit of their labor in the school’s soup. (view small | med | large | orig)

Soup for all students in our schools

Soup for all students in our schools
Once a week Zahana offers a hot soup for all students in their school. The other days they get a mofo gasy, a traditional a baked of rice cake, to make sure they don't have to study hungry. Each child has to bring their plate from home at soup day to school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Low tech solar cooker

Low tech solar cooker
Photo from Progress Report 'Improving cooking in the villages in Madagascar' (view small | med | large | orig)

Fiarenana - school well in the background

Fiarenana - school well in the background
Photo from Progress Report 'A clean and beautiful environment' (view small | med | large | orig)

Fiarenana - the front of the school

Fiarenana - the front of the school
Photo from Progress Report 'A clean and beautiful environment' (view small | med | large | orig)

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