A Story of Determination
Feedback Madagascar has worked with the community of Antoebe, near the forest in the Ambohimahamasina municipality, for 3 years. Together we have made agricultural improvements, dug a clean water borehole, set up the school canteen and, all the while, increased the capacity of the community to realise their own projects.
Until today the primary school had just one classroom for over 90 pupils. At the end of 2021, parents and teachers decided to build themselves an additional school building, with two classrooms, so all students could be taught properly at the same time. The work was almost finished in February 2022 when Cyclone Batsirai hit, destroying the new school building, causing devastation and shattering livelihoods.
Undeterred, the parents decided to start again but lacked funds for materials. The community asked Feedback Madagascar for help to pay for roofing sheets, fixings and cement. Now, the rebuild is totally finished and the new building is bringing warm/cool, dry, quiet, safe, focused, full-time education to the 90 children. All thanks to the fortitude of the parents, the partnership with Feedback Madagascar and the generosity of our donors.
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