A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana

 
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May 7, 2010

Official Inauguration of the school

The flowers spell "zahana"
The flowers spell "zahana"

Dear friends,

The official opening of the school in Fairenana was celebrated on March 4, 2010, although school already started in January after the completed teacher’s training. As you see in the photos the surroundings of the school have been planted with flowers and the environment has been beautified for the inauguration. A well was dug in the schoolyard. It is currently the only well that still has water in the village.

Malagasy celebrations traditionally feature official presentations as did ours with speeches by community representatives and Zahana, performances by the students and food. Congregating around the flagpole, in front of their school, the students sang and recited poems as part of the festivities. A meal for the entire community followed the official opening. It was served inside the school for the community leaders and for the children outside under the gazebo.

To celebrate the official school opening books were presented and donated to the community by Dr. Noro, one of the Zahana supporters. These books are now are the first library ever in the village of Fiarenana.

After the celebrations the community came together to dig the beds for the future school garden. These beds will be planted and tended by the students to provide vegetables and fruit for the school food in the future. In keeping with the idea of a rural university these beds can also be used to test new crops or new seeds in a more “playful” manner, without farmers having to commit their valuable land to test something new they might have never planted or seen before.

Please visit our website for more information and photos about the school.

Thank you for your support!

Ihanta, Jeannette and Markus

Children singing and dancing for the clebration
Children singing and dancing for the clebration
Children eating after the clebration
Children eating after the clebration
The new school with flower beds
The new school with flower beds
Eating in the school after the celebration
Eating in the school after the celebration
Books donated for the first library
Books donated for the first library
A cupboard waiting for the new books
A cupboard waiting for the new books

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Comments:
  • Pam
    Pam I am so happy to see that the school has been officially opened! Now these children will have the opportunity they deserve through education.
    • 4 years ago
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Organization

Zahana

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

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

Where is this project located?

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