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Projects Aust & Hachmann Canada Supports

 

New Primary School in Tanambao Ampano

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE

Built in 1998 with an expansion constructed in 2001, the primary school in Tanambao Ampano is in dire need of replacement. Its current state is the result of damage suffered in the 2017 cyclone, leaving the school nearly unusable.

This school, together with a new temporary building provide four classrooms for 350 pupils. The new building is dark and poorly ventilated and very hot. The roof leaks when it rains, an the children have to be sent home, giving teachers insufficient time to complete the syllabus – to the children’s disadvantage. All four classrooms are noisy and over-crowded and despite their best efforts the teachers are under pressure and stressed by their poor working conditions. Discouraged and demotivated by these poor conditions, and despite the teachers’ dedication and hard work, the children’s pass rate in the annual Certificate of Primary Education exams has fallen steadily since the 2017 cyclone.
网赌一下大注就杀The school has a basic latrine which is in a very poor state. The pupils collect drinking water from a well situated 100 meters from the school.

网赌一下大注就杀Built in 1998 with an expansion constructed in 2001, the primary school in Tanambao Ampano is in dire need of replacement. Its current state is the result of damage suffered in the 2017 cyclone, leaving the school nearly unusable.

This school, together with a new temporary building provide four classrooms for 350 pupils. The new building is dark and poorly ventilated and very hot. The roof leaks when it rains, an the children have to be sent home, giving teachers insufficient time to complete the syllabus – to the children’s disadvantage. All four classrooms are noisy and over-crowded and despite their best efforts the teachers are under pressure and stressed by their poor working conditions. Discouraged and demotivated by these poor conditions, and despite the teachers’ dedication and hard work, the children’s pass rate in the annual Certificate of Primary Education exams has fallen steadily since the 2017 cyclone.
The school has a basic latrine which is in a very poor state. The pupils collect drinking water from a well situated 100 meters from the school.

Damaged Original Structure
Temporary Structure
Render of New School

PROJECT EXECUTION DATE: 2020

EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: 2020

Objectives:

  • To extend the school by building three additional cyclone-resistant classrooms – to increase capacity;
  • Equip them with_ school benches, book shelves and cupboards, and desks and chairs for the teachers;
  • Build a latrine with 3 compartments and boys’ urinals.

Main Outputs:
网赌一下大注就杀This community has shown its willingness to educate its children. Their full cooperation and participation is assured. The extension of the school is greatly needed, and will be appreciated. Increasing capacity and improving conditions for pupils and teachers will provide an opportunity for up to sixty children, who are not yet able to attend school, to receive an education. Giving more children access to a basic education will in due course make an important improvement to their future employment prospects and contribute to better living conditions and the fight against poverty.

New Primary School in Andamoty

Overseen by the Madagascar Development Fund [MDF], a new primary and pre-school will be constructed in Andamonty – near Sambava.

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE

Rationale:

Since 2009 Madagascar has experienced serious political tension and social unrest. According to a recent World Bank report 82% of the population of 25 million live in extreme poverty.

Like most villages around Sambava, Andamoty is a deprived and very poor community – one of the poorest in the area. The majority live in harsh and primitive conditions – reflecting the extreme poverty that exists throughout Madagascar.

School Exterior

The original primary school building at Andamoty has two classrooms and was built by the villagers in 2015 using their own meager resources. In one classroom there are 7 benches donated by the nearby secondary school (CEG) that are already in a very poor state. Most pupils sit on empty rice sacks on the muddy floor. The roof, which consists of dried leaves, is also in poor condition. When it rains water pours through onto the children and their books, and they have to be sent home..

School Interior

Poor conditions in this school building, where there is a shortage of teaching materials as well as classroom furniture, contributes to the high drop-out rate. The school has no access to water, and the latrine consists of a dried leaf enclosure. Conditions in this building for the children and their teachers are unacceptable, and fail by far to meet standards of hygiene and health.

School Interior

Latrine

In response to a growing crisis in the community and at the school, the Malagasy government built two new classrooms in 2018. As a result the number of children increased dramatically last year from 205 to 403. In addition, in line with government instructions, the school has succeeded in creating a new pre-school class in which there are 90 children – making a total of 493 pupils.

Current Roof

Primary schools usually have classes only in the morning. But due to the high number of pupils and lack of capacity, Andamoty Primary School now has two daily sessions. In addition, as there are insufficient classrooms, two groups of children of different ages and levels share the same space and the only blackboard – causing confusion, reducing the effectiveness of the teaching and having a negative impact on exam results.

In light of the problems mentioned above, and in response to the growing number of school age children, the Mayor of Sambava, the local representative of the Ministry of Education (Chef CISCO) and members of the community and teachers have sought MDF’s help in securing funds to improve conditions for the children and increase the school’s capacity.

Objectives:

  • To build three cyclone-proof classrooms that are light, airy and welcoming but above all – dry

  • To furnish them with school benches, bookshelves and lockable cupboards, and desks and chairs for the teachers and age appropriate furniture for the pre-school class
  • To construct a three compartment ventilation improved pit latrine, with boys’ urinals and separate facilities for boys and girls

Main Outputs:

  • The new school will increase capacity and enable more children to receive a basic education in decent conditions
  • Better access to a basic education will in due course make an important contribution to development and increase the children’s employment prospects – thereby helping to alleviate poverty.

PROJECT EXECUTION DATE: May 2019

EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: September 2019

Construction of a 3 classroom, cyclone proof primary school in Ansahabe. (just north of Sambava) October 2014 with MDF

 

Joey, of JHA Fund, along with students in one of their new classrooms.

Joey, of JHA Fund, along with students in one of their new classrooms.
More students in another new classroom, certainly a big improvement.

网赌一下大注就杀More students in another new classroom, certainly a big improvement.

school-4 Location: The village of Antsahabe is located on the outskirts of the town of Sambava in Sava Region, a drive of about 30 minutes. Access is by air from Antananarivo – a flight time of about two hours.
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Before project

 

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE

Rationale Since 2009 Madagascar has experienced serious political tension and social unrest. According to the World Bank 92% of Madagacar’s 22 population lives in abject poverty on incomes of less than US$1 (60 pence) a day. And a recent United Nations Development Programme report stated that Madagascar is the third poorest country on earth in terms of food insecurity and school attendance – after only Afghanistan and Haiti. Like most villages in rural areas the population of Antsahabe lives in extreme poverty. The majority of people in this deprived community are engaged mainly in vanilla and spice growing and live in harsh and primitive condition – reflecting the extreme poverty that exists throughout Madagascar. Typical of most villages in rural areas, children access the school on foot – some of them travelling a considerable distance – with nothing to eat or drink between leaving home and returning from school several hours later. This, and the conditions at the school and the lack of capacity results in many parents keeping their children at home, and they receive no formal education. Antsahabe Primary School, consisting of two classrooms, was built in 2000 using timber and straw with funds raised by the Association of Parents to accommodate the increasing number of school age children in Antsahabe and neighbouring villages.
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Proposed replacement school

  The school has two teachers – whose monthly salaries of Ariary 20,000 (approximately US$9 a month are paid by the government. But at the time of the visit, due to the political and economic crisis, neither teacher had been paid for five months, and were totally dependent on whatever little could be raised in “fees” paid by the parents of children attending the school. The school is in very poor condition. When it rains water streams down through the straw roof onto the children and their books, and they have to be sent home. This greatly reduces the number of teaching hours possible – with clear consequences for exam results. In addition, the area around the school is flat and subject to flooding – frequently making access difficult. At present, due to shortage of space, many children are taught in classrooms that accommodate classes of two different levels, creating confusion and reducing the effectiveness of the teaching. In addition, some children can only attend school in the morning and the rest in the afternoon. But this too reduces the number of hours available for lessons, and teachers have difficulty in completing the school syllabus and achieving the normal 27 ½ hours a week – which has a negative effect on exam results. The land on which the school stands is the property of the Ministry of Education. In the light of the problems mentioned above, and in response to the growing number of school age children, members of the community have applied to MDF for funds to replace the old building and furnish the extra classrooms – to improve conditions for the children and increase its capacity. Objectives
  • to build three new cyclone-proof classrooms that will be light and welcoming but provide basic facilities.
  • to equip them with school benches and desks for the teachers.
  • to build a three compartment Ventilation Improved Pit (VIP) latrine.
 
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Before

 
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After      

  Main Inputs The project has been visited and evaluated on the spot in discussion with local community leaders, and has received MDF’s approval in principle – subject to the availability of funds. The community’s efforts to help themselves merit encouragement and support. MDF’s practice is to advance half the required amount to allow work to begin. The second half is paid only on receipt of a satisfactory, illustrated report, including receipted bills, showing that work is progressing satisfactorily. MDF will manage the finances and the project throughout – thus applying rigorous financial controls.
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Before

 
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After

  Main Outputs This community has shown its willingness to educate its children. Their full cooperation and participation is assured. Replacing the existing school is greatly needed, and will be appreciated. Giving the community better access to basic education will in due course make an important contribution to development, better living conditions and the fight against poverty.
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ansahabe_afterFacilities for boys and girls

  Additional information MDF will arrange extensive publicity on local TV, radio and the print media when the project is completed and for the inauguration ceremony – which will include the participation of local and national figures such as members of parliament (National Assembly) and other prominent personalities. All MDF projects carry plaques – in Malagasy and English – showing that they are a gift from X in partnership with MDF. MDF issue and circulate detailed annual reports. ansahabe_plaque_after

Project executed: July 2014 Project completed: November 2014

 

Construction of a 3 classroom cyclone proof primary school at Ambatofitatra, north of Sambava. December 2015 with MDF.

  Location: The fokontany of Ambatofitatra, Rural Commune of Sambava, District of Sambava, Région Sava is located 1 352 kms from the capital, Antananarivo. Access is by air and involves a 2 hour flight. Ambatofitatra village is 2 kms from Sambava (15mn) on the tarmac road to Andapa, (RN 5) followed by 2kms on unpaved road (10mn)
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Existing schoolhouse with schoolhouse to be replaced

 

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE

Rationale Like most villages in rural areas, Ambatofitatra is a deprived and very poor community. The population make their living from cutting and selling timber, agriculture and cattle raising, and live in harsh and primitive conditions – reflecting the extreme poverty that exists throughout Madagascar. Typical of most villages in rural areas, children access school on foot – some of them travelling a considerable distance with nothing to eat or drink between leaving home and returning from school several hours later. Ambatofitatra State Primary School was created in 2007 by the villagers using their own meagre resources. The school was completely destroyed by a cyclone and re-built in 2012 by a French charity and the Sambava municipality – with two classrooms made half of concrete blocks and half of timber which remains in good condition. In 2013, to cope with the lack of space and an increase in the number of children, the villagers using local materials (basically sticks and leaves) built another classroom – which is now in very poor condition. When it rains water streams down through the roof onto the children and their books. If it is available the children are taught in a store room used for rice and cassava. But if not they have to be sent home.   This greatly reduces the number of hours of tuition and the effectiveness of the teaching – having an inevitably negative impact on exam results. Normally state primary schools only have classes in the morning. But due to the lack of space Ambatofitatra Primary School has two daily sessions, with some children (levels CE; CM1; CM2) attending school only in the morning from 07h30 to 12h30, and the rest (levels CP1 and CP2) from 12h30 to 17.30. Conditions at the school, where there is a shortage of teaching materials and classroom furniture, contribute to the high drop-out rate. The school benches are designed for two children, but they are usually occupied by 4 or even 5 children. The school has neither latrines nor easy access to safe clean water. The school well is in bad condition and the water polluted and unusable. In general conditions at the school for students and teachers are unsatisfactory and far from meeting acceptable standards of hygiene and health. 310 children currently attend the school, 85% of whom live some considerable distance away. And an estimated 203 children of school age are not currently in education due to the lack of space – a number that increases steadily at the start of each school year. This situation can only get worse in the years to come as more children reach school age in this and neighbouring communities. Unless the school’s capacity is increased those children whose parents allow them to attend school will have no choice but to travel even further to any other school that can accommodate them. Ambatofitatra Primary School has 5 teachers. The Ministry of Education currently meets the cost of 4 civil servant teacher. The other one, recruited locally, is paid partly in cash and in kind, (cassava and sacks of rice) by the Association of Parents of children who attend the school. In the light of the problems mentioned above, and in response to the growing number of school age children, the local representative of the Ministry of Education (Chef SISCO) and members of the community and teachers have sought MDF’s help in securing funds to improve conditions for the children and increase the school’s capacity.   IMG_0579 Completed replacement schoolhouse IMG_0577 Same completed schoolhouse   Objectives
  • To build three cyclone-proof classrooms, equiped with school benches, desks for the teachers, bookshelves and cupboards. The school will provide basic facilities, but be light, airy and welcoming.
  • To construct a three compartment Ventilation Improved Pit (VIP) latrine (separate facilities for boys and girls).
IMG_0592 Children of Ambatofitatra outside their new school Main Inputs The project has been visited and evaluated on the spot. The sacrifices parents have already made to educate their children merit support and encouragement. They have indicated their willingness to provide free labour and supply locally available building materials as their contribution to building the new school. The plot of land on which the new school will be built is part of the school property. When funds become available MDF will advance half the required amount to allow work to begin. The second half will be paid only on receipt of a satisfactory, illustrated report, including receipted bills, showing that work is progressing. MDF will manage the finances and the project throughout – thus applying rigorous financial controls. Main Outputs The new school will increase capacity and enable more children to receive a basic education in decent conditions. Better access to a basic education will in due course make an important contribution to development and increase the children’s employment prospects – thereby helping to alleviate poverty. IMG_0603 IMG_0604 Boys and girls of Ambatofitatra inside the new classrooms  

Project execution: August 2015  Project completion: December 2015

 

Health Centre at Ambohitrakongona

 

UPDATE: November 2016

Official opening of the new Ambohitrakongona Clinic This November, the Ambohitrakongona Clinic was officially opened. A joint venture between Aust & Hachmann Canada (LTD) and The Madagascar Development Fund. We would like to extend a special thanks to Brian Donaldson of MDF for his careful attention to this project. clinic-4
Then entire region headed to the unveiling ceremony.

Then entire region headed to the unveiling ceremony.

A&H Canada is very proud to have been able to help and participate.

网赌一下大注就杀A&H Canada is very proud to have been able to help and participate.

Cutting the ribbon. Featuring Joey Moscovitch and Brian Donaldson.

Cutting the ribbon.
Featuring Joey Moscovitch and Brian Donaldson.

clinic-3 Location: The town of Sambava is the centre of Madagascar’s vanilla growing area.  It is located in SAVA Region in the the far north east of Madagascar.  Although accessible by road from the capital,  Antananarivo,  a significant proportion of the journey to Sambava is on earth track and can take several days – particularly during the rainy season.  Visitors to SAVA  usually travel by air – a 90 minute flight img_1968

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE

Rationale: Sambava has considerable potential as a tourist destination – the main attractions being the beach/sea and the dramatic scenery and nearby mountains. But like most other towns of its size,  Sambava is seriously lacking in basic infrastructure.  There are no public toilets,  and less than half the estimated population of 12,000 have sanitation in or near their homes.  The rest use the beach – which has also become the dumping ground for all kinds of rubbish and waste. Most primary schools,  even within a short distance of the town,  are constructed of little more than bamboo and leaves.  When it rains the classrooms are flooded,  and the children have to be sent home. More solidly built schools,  of bricks with corrugated iron roofs,  often have no latrine. The children use the surrounding countryside – with consequent health risks and causing  significant environmental pollution. Large rural communities have little or no access to basic health care. Only 5 Kms from the outskirts of Sambava,  at the other side a 50 metre wide river,  lies the Commune of Ambohitrakongona,  a collection of villages and hamlets with an estimated combined population of around 13,000.  This is a farming community – producing rice, vanilla and manioc.  Access is difficult,  and although the area has wells supplying the population with water there is no electricity. The nearest medical centre is on the Sambava side of the river.  But when the water level is raised after heavy rain it is difficult and dangerous to cross.  There are boats for hire,  but few can afford the fare.  As a result women frequently give birth on the banks of the river,  and up to 20 people die each year because they were unable to seek timely medical assistance. img_1975 img_1955 Objectives: To construct a 7 room health centre including:
  • Maternity Ward
  • Delivery Room
  • Midwife Office
  • Consultation Room
  • Pharmacy
  • Treatment Room / General Ward
img_1951   Main Outputs:
  • Reducing the mortality rate due to illness – including malaria, diarrhoea, respiratory and skin infections
  • Reduce the number of births that occur during the journey to seek medical assistance
  • Avoid the long journeys and river crossings undertaken by those seeking medical help
  • Improve the level of support for the most vulnerable community members
  • Support village organisations – so they can develop their business activities
Additional Information The young Mayor of  Sambava is dynamic and hard-working.  He attaches great importance to improving local infrastructure.   To his regret he too has no funds at his disposal to improve access to medical help for the people of Ambohitrakongona and adjacent communities. But the project has his full support  

Project execution date: Q2 2016 Project completion date: Q3 2016

 

Classroom Extension – Antsahorana State Primary School

BRIEF PROJECT OUTLINE Rationale: Like most villages in rural areas, Antsahoana is a deprived and very poor community. The population make their living from cutting and selling timber, agriculture and cattle raising, and live in harsh and primitive condition – reflecting the extreme poverty that exists throughout Madagascar. Typical of most villages in rural areas, children access school on foot – some of them travelling a considerable distance with nothing to eat or drink between leaving home and returning from school hours later.

Completed Classroom Exterior

Antsahorana State Primary School was created in 1982 by the villagers using their own meager resources (basically sticks and leaves). This building has two classrooms with a corroded corrugated iron roof but no ceilings – making them hot during the summer. When it rains the noise is deafening, and water steams down onto the children and their books, and so they have to be sent home. This greatly reduces the number of hours of tuition and the effectiveness of the teaching – having an inevitably negative impact on exam results.

Completed Classroom Latrine

In 2004, two more classrooms were built under a government funding programme (CRESED II). From outside it looks a solid building and is in generally reasonable condition. But it needs re-painting inside and out, and the roof, which leaks, needs renovation or replacement. State primary schools in rural areas usually only have classes in the morning – from 7h30 to 12h30 – to allow children living up to 5km away to return home before dark. The main problem at Antsahorana Primary School is shortage of capacity which has been partially addressed by introducing two daily sessions – with some children attending school from 7h30 to 12h30, and the rest from 12h30 to 17h30 – a situation of great concern to anxious parents, especially during the rainy season when children have to cross a river to get home.

网赌一下大注就杀Completed Classroom Exterior 2

With up to 50 children in each class, the school is far from meeting standards of hygiene and health. Working conditions for students and teachers are unsatisfactory. Lack of adequate space has also meant that many children are taught in classrooms that  accommodate classes of two different levels, creating confusion and reducing the effectiveness of the teaching and contributing to the high drop-out rate. the pass rate at the last Certificate of Primary Education (CEP) exam was only 40%.

网赌一下大注就杀Completed Classroom Interior

The school benches are designed for two children, but they are usually occupied by 3 or even 4 children. The school has latrines, but they are in poor condition and need renovation. The children do not have access to safe clean water, and the teachers and children have a 20 minute round trip to collect water from the nearest river. In general, conditions for pupils and teachers are unsatisfactory. Objectives:
  •  To build three cyclone-proof classrooms, equipped with school benches, desks for the teachers, bookshelves and cupboards. The school will provide basic facilities, but be light, airy and welcoming.
  •  To construct a three compartment Ventilation Improved Pit (VIP) latrine with urinals and separate facilities for boys and girls.
Main Outputs:
  • The new school will increase capacity and enable more children to receive a basic education in decent conditions.
  • Better access to a basic education will in due course make an important contribution to development, help alleviate poverty and increase opportunities for employment.
  PROJECT EXECUTION DATE:  September 2017 PROJECT COMPLETION DATE: December 2017

Joey’s Gift to Madagascar

UPDATE: November 2016

New pictures from Joey Moscovitch of JHA Fund. Taken in and around the Antalaha region. joey-1 joey-2 joey-3 For the past several years Aust & Hachmann (Canada) has been sponsoring an NGO, JHA FUND run by Joey Moscovitch, who has selflessly given years of her time in order to help the people of Antalaha in the vanilla region of the Northeast coast of Madagascar. A few years back we introduced Joey to the people who operate which helps resettle people afflicted by leprosy who have been cast out by their communities. Aust & Hachmann (Canada) has supported CALA for over 15 years and a vibrant community village called “Belfort” has grown on the outskirts of Antalaha. Down  the road from the village of Belfort a nature reserve known as has also been developed . Macolline serves both as a tourist destination and as an educational platform for the people of Antalaha and the surrounding area. Joey’s work on the ground includes  facilitating and organizing local school children on field trips to Macolline to learn about sustainable environmental practices, employing people of the village of Belfort to act as guides and to maintain Macolline, teaching English, creating her own which details not only her work but also the very positive synergies between Macolline and CALA and how both organizations have benefitted from each other. We encourage readers to visit all three of these sites in order to see the incredible benefits they have provided to the communities and surrounding areas.  New support is always welcome. Joey’s work does not stop when she is back in Montreal as she continually engages with communities locally and abroad.  Joey recently was awarded a grant by the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar in support of the environmental activities at Macolline.  She has also enlisted the support of The Missouri Botanical Gardens which has been active in Madagascar for years. They have confirmed the existence of a new plant species recently discovered at Macolline which will increase visibility for Eco-Tourism.  Macolline can now be found on Trip Advisor under “”. We are now helping Joey, with the support of the mayor of Antalaha, organize a container load of donated goods which will be distributed to local communities in and around Antalaha. With Joey’s tireless efforts soliciting communities in and around Montreal and with the support of Aust & Hachmann (Canada) we have put together a container of goods which will include amongst other things much needed medical equipment, (wheelchairs, crutches, canes etc.), computers, garden and workshop tools, bicycles, scooters, clothing, shoes, toys for children,  books, educational tools etc. I A complete packing list of all items to be included in the container is available on our website. With a bit of luck, the container will arrive in time for the upcoming holiday season. Aust & Hachmann (Canada) is proud to have covered all logistical and shipping costs. In addition, A&H have contributed 300 new soccer balls, and hundreds of new T-shirts, Polo shirts and hats.  

Contents of the Most Recent Donation by Joey Moscovitch & Aust & Hachmann Canada LTD

24 boxes of used books and encyclopedia 71 boxes of used clothes and shoes for men/women/kids, hats, caps, belts and other fashion accessories 10 boxes of new t-shirts with Macolline and A&H logo (650 t-shirts) 6 boxes of new soccer balls with Macolline and A&H logos (300 soccer balls)img_3092 2 boxes of new baseball caps with Macolline and A&H logos (200 baseball caps) 9 boxes of used computers, printers, dvd players, keyboards, cameras, laptops 11 boxes of toys and games for kids 4 boxes of used purses, suitcases, backpacks and school bags 9 boxes of school supplies, office supplies, medical supplies, and kitchen supplies 5 boxes of sports equipment 8 boxes of bed sheets, pillows, towels and linens 2 fans 1 grass cutter 5 rakes 3 shovels 1 rocking horse for kidsimg_3082 11 bicycles for adults 8 bicycles for kids 4 scooters for kids 1 book shelf 7 walkers 26 pairs of crutches 12 walking canes 2 mattresses 1 filing cabinet img_3080                    

Vessel Departure: October 2016 Vessel Arrival: December 2016