Dear friends,Please look at the pictures attached (you may need to click on the link in your email to see them on-line); pictures are the core of our update. Dr. Ramihantaniarivo, Zahana’s founder draws inspiration from Sarvoday in Sri Lanka, one of the largest indigenous community based development organizations. Rooted in Buddhist thinking the Sarvodaya Movement has identified ten elementary and basic needs for development. Number one is: “A clean and beautiful environment”. Creating a beautiful environment is one of these less tangible things. It does not have a budget or a dollar value attached. It makes people proud to be living where they are. In the spirit of this development need, the children have been encouraged to plant flowers around their schools, creating a beautiful space for them to spend their days learning in a rather arid environment.
How many schools have roses flowering next to their (only) classroom door?Thank you for your support for our workIhanta, Jeannette and Markus
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