At Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute, we are always striving to improve the lives of the people we come into contact with on the island. Our latest project is to build a school. Our community development volunteers, along with many of the local people from the village, are in the process of building the school for Andrekareka Be on Nosy Komba.
Andrekareka Be is an amazing little community with awesome people just 20 minutes away from the research centre. The children of Andrekareka Be currently walk for an hour over rough terrain to the nearby villages of Ampangorina or Kely to attend classes, so they are extremely excited about having their own school. They have been working on the school for the last 7 weeks, and it is finally nearing completion.
The money to build the school has been raised and donated by a school in Texas through one of our interns. Another volunteer, Chloe Stewart, has set up a Go Fund Me page for tables, chairs, blackboards, and other supplies to furnish the school once it is built. Progress is going very well, but there are still a few more building supplies to purchase before our project is completed.