Abri et Avenir pour les 4’mis
A robust middle aged man, Solo, guides our walk through Antoka relics, introduces us to some of the made orphans and parks us on the boat. Funding for the project was terminated in 1993, the main reasons seem to be: ‘the kids were lazy’ and an alleged dahalo (zebu thieves) attack. The 40 who have remained dismantled the teachers’ houses to build their own, and cultivate land. The others have found a way back to the capital, got lost or joined the dahalo. The village they construct is separated from the main village of Ivohitraivo by a 200-meters cattle trail and infinite kilometers of stigma. Internally, they barter rice when possible, have no medical facilities and send their children to the primary school which is directed by one of their ex-teachers, Isabelle.
[ a collaborative work and message with: Safidy Andrianantenaina ]