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

Fiadanana's future student...

Fiadanana's future student...
Over 50 children in the village of Fiarenana are ready and waiting to go to school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Inside a public school

Inside a public school
This is a typical classroom in a rural setting in Madagascar. Crowded, and normally only shutters on the windows they remain closed, so mosquitoes and rain stay outside. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community made bricks for the future school (2009)

Community made bricks for the future school (2009)
The bricks for the school had been made a few months back already. In this participatory development effort Zahana will again help pay for the materials that are out of reach for the villagers, while they will contribute locally available materials, all bricks and their labor to make this build their school. Zahana will find and hire the teacher. (view small | med | large | orig)

The community already made the bricks

The community already made the bricks
The bricks for the school had been made a few months back already. In this participatory development effort Zahana will again help pay for the materials that are out of reach for the villagers, while they will contribute locally available materials, all bricks and their labor to make this build their school. Zahana will find and hire the teacher. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fiadanana's Community Built School

Fiadanana's Community Built School
Zahana will draw for this project on our experience in building a school with the community of Fiadanana in 2006. This is a photos of the school and its future cooking pavilion and shaded gathering place. (view small | med | large | orig)

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