A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana

 
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A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana

A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
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Students in the newly inagurated school

Students in the newly inagurated school
School started in our second village of Fiarenana as soon as the teacher was trained and the building was not even completed in early 2010. In March 2010 the school was inaugurated officially and the students proudly display their brand new school uniforms made in the village. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sudents and teacher with their school

Sudents and teacher with their school
All children in our second village of Fiarenana go to school and are happy to have their picture taken with their teacher. Note the village made brand new school uniforms worn by all. (view small | med | large | orig)

Seven siters in the school of Fiarenana

Seven siters in the school of Fiarenana
The teacher told us that in this family with seven daughters, every day one of the girls is skipping school. Not attending school for any child being very unusual in Fiarenana, Zahana inquired with the parents. They explained that this is indeed the case. The reason being simple: While the parents are out in the fields working all day with the increasing help by the oldest daughter, somebody has to take care of the little one, not in school yet. Not to single out one child as a designated caretaker, they felt the fairest thing to do was to task a different daughter every day to be in charge of their little sister at home. (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)

Zahana's school in Fiadanana, the pilot village

Zahana's school in Fiadanana, the pilot village
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 during a site visit in 2007. (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)

Site for the future school in Fiarenana

Site for the future school in Fiarenana
To make their dream of a school within their community a reality a villager has already donated the land where the future school will be built. (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)
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Organization

Zahana

Antananarivo, Capital, Madagascar
http://zahana.org

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

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Map of A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana