With over 200 pupils now attending Ambondrona School, a reliable water supply becomes critical. A recent project provided water wells and washing facilities for the school. This was funded mostly by the pupils from Abbot’s Hill Independent School for Girls in Hemel Hempstead, UK.
The Benefits of the Water System.
In the video below, Faly, the school principal, describes the benefits of the water supply system to the school.
Click on the thumbnails below to view full-size images of the water system and of the plants that are growing thanks to the irrigation system, including strawberries which are a very rare and valuable crop in Madagascar. It is really worth listening to Faly telling the story of the strawberries (related video links above). The last picture of the little girl filling a container is from 2005, at which time the pupils had to fetch all the water needed at the school in this manner.
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