Comment from the Ambassador
The situation has been particularly difficult since the end of 2020. The region has experienced severe drought which has been more acute than usual and a terrible lack of food which has led to a horrible famine (called kéré in local dialect) affecting 1.5 million people. An exceptional food delivery was made to 42 children from Fotadrevo who were particularly hardly hit.
Moreover, there is now a third Covid wave in Madagascar which is being driven by the South African variant. All schools have been closed since February and no date for reopening has been announced. This situation had a huge impact on the work of the project. Thanks to Comgest’s donation at the end of September 2020, all materials necessary for the last construction phase were bought in Tulear and transported to Fotadrevo. Transportation alone took a full 3 days.
The construction team was already working on another site until the end of December 2020. Work on Fotadrevo’s project restarted at the beginning of January but unfortunately had to stop a short while afterwards as the workers wanted to avoid Covid. You can see from the pictures which have been shared with us that there remains some work to be done to the roof, stairs and pavement, and to finish the windows and painting. We still do not know exactly when they can restart work
Impact / Main indicators
• Construction of the school canteen
• Number of meals served
• Number of training sessions/attendees
• Better hygiene and living conditions for the children
Association Humanitaire Sœur Marie Colette (AHSMC) in collaboration with Sol6 Association