Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children

by SEED Madagascar
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children
Repair a Madagascar School to Educate 281 Children

Project Report | Feb 2, 2017
More inspiring news from Mahatalaky

By Laure Bedecarrax | Project Development Officer

Children from the school playing on the well
Children from the school playing on the well

The roof is on!

Hurrah! The school has been fully repaired! Last month, Lomba, our Head of Construction, headed to Mahatalaky for a monitoring visit at the EPP, along with Alex, our WASH officer, and Laure, our Project Development Officer. Together, they met with Mr. Thierry, the headmaster of Mahatalaky EPP, with whom they discussed the great progress of the school. Throughout December, the repaired roof was put back on and secured with cement, just in time for the New Year to begin. With completely refurbished classrooms, the school building now offers a safe learning environment for 80 to 160 students. The headmaster of the school has expressed how thrilled he is to finally see the students being able to safely use the building again.

Running into familiar faces

On their way to visit Mahatalaky EPP, our team had the pleasant surprised of bumping into an old friend: Ladada, a former member of SEED’s construction team back in 2012.

Ladada had previously worked with SEED on the construction of one of Mahatalaky’s CEG (secondary school) building. On the construction site, he used to carry water and mix cement for the rest of the team. Keen to acquire new skills, he made the most of this experience on the construction site to learn more about masonry. He remembers: “Back then, I had no skills. SEED was like a school for me; I learnt everything from the organisation”. Five years later, Ladada is now a fully trained mason. When our team bumped into Ladada that day, he was working on the construction of a government building in the centre of Mahatalaky Rural Commune.

Whenever SEED commences the construction of a new school building, we try to ensure that local casual labour will be hired, in order to give members of the community the opportunity to gain new skills, thus boosting local livelihoods. Ladada’s story illustrates perfectly how SEED’s school construction work in rural communities benefits more than just the children using the infrastructure.

Inspecting the school well
Inspecting the school well
Ladada putting his skills to good use
Ladada putting his skills to good use
The repaired building, good as new
The repaired building, good as new
One very satisfied Head Teacher
One very satisfied Head Teacher
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Nov 3, 2016
News from Mahatalaky

By Nicholas Lynch-Staunton | Project Development Coordinator

Aug 3, 2016
Mahatalaky: Construction started on the 1st school

By Alex Hunter | Project Development Officer

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SEED Madagascar

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Sarah King
International Volunteer Coordinator
London , London United Kingdom

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