A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana

by Zahana
Play Video
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
Dec 21, 2021

School Gardens in Madagascar in December 2021

Planting the new school garden
Planting the new school garden
  • We just got these pictures from Madagascar, thanks to our midwife’s husband. The pictures very much speak for themselves. Gardening and tree planting has truly become a part of the curriculum. During the pandemic lockdown our school gardens have taken over a lot of the space in the school grounds and are being planted again right now.

It came with the comment: “in Fiadanana our students are preparing their gardens as there is now a little bit of rain”. “Un petit peu de pluie” in French translated into ‘a little bit of rain’ is were the information is hidden.

The rainy season should be in full swing now since October/November. There should not be a little bit of rain. There should be a lot of rain that feeds the rice paddies and makes planting a new crop possible.

If we look at the bigger picture, the south of Madagascar is experiencing one of the worst droughts ever, leaving hundreds of thousands at the brink of starvation. And this might be the first drought caused by climate change. In the capital city of Antananarivo, the lack of the seasonally normal rains makes water a highly sought-after commodity in very short supply. This means in the real world: If you are lucky enough to live in a house that’s connected to the aging municipal water grid, you may turn on your faucet and not a drop will come out. Therefore, you need to wait in line for the water truck, pay for your water and carry it home in the ubiquitous big yellow 20-liter (5.5 US gallons) water containers.

We are concerned it could be another manifestation of climate change that the rainy season hasn’t really come yet in our villages in the high plateau either. All we can do is prepare the garden beds for the rainy season and hope for the best. Fortunately, we have a well in the school yard to water the vegetables the students will eat.

School garden in Fiadanana December 2021
School garden in Fiadanana December 2021
New garden beds being planted
New garden beds being planted

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Zahana

Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @zahana
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States
$46,037 raised of $55,000 goal
 
358 donations
$8,963 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Zahana has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.