The children had been asked to draw pictures of objects or events that they associate with going to school. Misaotra on the backboard is ‘thank you’ in Malagasy.
Christmas is a very important holiday for our villages in Madagascar. A Christmas tree inside the classroom is part of the celebration.
For a few years now (since 2007) Santa Claus comes to visit the school children with gifts. This year Santa brought orange bags to both our schools with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a pencil, a ball pen, and soap. In addition Santa also bought a package of cookies and a sweet treat.
And yes, with the end of the tax year coming up, the tribute card challenge is still on until December 31.
Ihanta, Jeannette and Markus
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