Still day 6 of our Madagascar trip:
During the late morning we visited the catholic school. The nuns were happy to welcome us. We had a look at the building and the site belonging to the school. This was important for David, as he will give lessons here in the following weeks. We set up a timetable with the nuns for David. Following this the nuns invited us for a wonderful meal, which as every year was delicious. To celebrate our visit they even made a banana cake for us
Here are some pictures of our visit:
Day 6 of our Madagascar trip:
After a day of regeneration our timetable was full again:
In the morning, we visited the house where our support project for women is located. The women learn to weave bags and hats. We try to sell these, to partially autofinance this Project.
Some of these bags were already brought to spain at our last journey. We sold them at the International Festival in Javea in June.
Take a look at these pictures of the making of these bags…
Day 4 of our Madagascar trip:
We were at the orphanage today, visiting ”our” kids. Clothes and toys were distributed among everyone. The children were excited about all the new things. We also took a look at the house. Some points had already been improved/refrubished with the help of donations from La Vision. Other aspects still have an urgent need for action.
For example the dorm rooms: the mattresses in the childrens’ beds have already been partially exchanged. During inspection, we noticed that there are still about five to six dirty and broken mattresses. We will buy new mattresses for these beds shortly and exchange them at the next visit.
Here are some pictures of the distribution of clothes and toys…
Day 3 of our Madagascar trip:
Today, we invited all families of our project “families help families”. On the site of the opthalmology clinic, we welcomed them, followed by a prayer. Clothing and toys were distributed among all attendees.
Here are some pictures of the families during the distribution…
Day 2 of our Madagascar trip:
Today we visited the lepra village outside of Fort Dauphin. We got a general idea of the situation and will return in a few days to distribute clothes and blankets which is what is needed.
Here are some insights into the life inside the lepra village…
Yesterday we started our journey to Madagascar and today we finally arrived in Fort Dauphin. We will stay here for the next 12 days to take care of all our La Vision projects.
Here some first impressions of our ophtalmology clinic…
David Lauf will be flying to Madagascar on 08th July for 8 weeks in order to do an internship as a volunteer at La Vision.
He will teach children at the school and the orphanage. In addition he will help with the distribution of clothes from our container and at our ophtalmology clinic.
Reports and further information will follow.
We wish you the very best and good luck. He hope that you will enjoy your time in Madagascar.
A year ago I spent my summer holidays working in Madagascar. It was a time I will never forget; something very special. I wanted what many young people my age are looking for: go abroad and experience something unknown, something new. For me this was Madagascar, an island which many only know through the cartoon.
There even is an awesome video of our event:
Our Charity Zumbathon has been a great success! We hoped for 40-50 people and were amazed by the amount of people who came. Besides the seven Zumba-Intructors, who came free of charge, we had a total of 85 participants who danced for Madagascar. We also had visitors who watched while enjoying a beer or one of our home-made cocktails. It was a great atmosphere and many people danced right till the end.