Our WASH and Schools team recently visited the rural village of Esinda in southeast Madagascar’s Anosy region. As with any potential school construction project, the team must first meet with the local headteacher and wider community to carry out a needs assessment. These assessments ask what type of education and WASH infrastructure the school would need, the condition of any current infrastructure, and the sustainability and facility maintenance motivations of the school leaders. Since cyclones Emnati and Batsirai battered southeast Madagascar in early 2022, damage sustained to the school at the time has meant the children of Esinda have had to use a makeshift space for their lessons, shown in the image below. If plans to start the new construction project are agreed, SEED would look to provide brand new school facilities, including three fully furnished classrooms, headteacher housing, and latrine and menstrual hygiene management cubicles 🔨 We expect to reach a final decision on the project within the next few weeks and will make sure to keep the Rugged community updated!

Posted by SEED Madagascar at 2023-03-07 03:00:02 UTC