MRCI Volunteers Helped Rebuild Maradoka School
With an air of excitement, the villages, dignitaries, volunteers, learners and staff gathered for the opening of the new school classroom in Maradoka village.
To emphasize importance that this small classroom has on the local community we were joined by very strong delegation of government officials which included the deputy mayor of Nosy be the largest tourist destination in Madagascar, representative from the governor’s office, the chief of police for the region, representatives from the naval force and the chief of prisons.
In addition, we had a representative from the president’s office as well as the leader of the local suburb Maradoka. Local media where also in attendance as were representatives from the oceanographic research Institute and the Department of environmental affairs. To top it all we had 186 children many accompanied by their parents as well as the teachers and headmistress and 34 volunteers from MRCI attend the opening. Special thanks were made to Kimberley college in Australia and to Joshua Damen without whose efforts this would not have been possible.
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