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Activities in the field

Free nursery and primary school for poor children

A total of 156 children are divided into 6 classes, from nursery (4/5 years old) to fifth grade. In addition to the 7 tenured teachers, 1 assistant teacher and 2 educators take care of the pupils full time. Besides, there is a coordinator, a cook, a caretaker, and a gardener. The school is free of charge, and it only welcomes poor children who have never been to school or who have dropped out.

As opposed to public primary schools, material conditions are optimal, with spacious classrooms and all-day classes. Some of the school supplies are donated by Fifaliana, while others are kept on hand at school.

Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed their primary education with us so that they can continue to study in secondary school.

One free meal per day

Children and employees receive a free lunch every day because learning is impossible on an empty stomach. As malnutrition is a rampant problem in Madagascar, meals are balanced, made of rice, vegetables, and a fresh fruit every day. A cook is hired to run the canteen and parents take turns to help.

A vegetable garden

The school has its own small vegetable garden which produces vegetables, condiments, and medicinal plants. It will enable us to have free access to quality organic products. In addition, it is important that children learn the right habits so that they can achieve their own food self-sufficiency in the future. Eventually, we hope to grow some fruit trees.

10% of places are reserved for children with disabilities.

In Madagascar, disability is still taboo. Due to shame and lack of care, more than 90% of children with a disability are not enrolled in school. At Fifaliana, they are integrated with able-bodied children in inclusive classes thanks to teachers' assistants and educators who set up individual activities to meet each child’s specific needs. This diversity is an asset for all and helps to develop open-mindedness, adaptability, and otherness.

Going beyond the curriculum
  • Sports meetings and activities (football, boules, dance, Olympics...)
  • Cultural activities (films, reading, singing, drawing, painting...)
  • Excursion (walks, educational visits, hikes, seaside classes, etc.)
  • Wellness and health (hairdressing, relaxation, clothes distribution, tooth brushing, etc.)
  • Practical and useful activities (DIY, gardening, cooking, etc.)
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