Just days after funding was announced, construction of the primary school in Madagascar is well underway, with bricks on site and walls beginning to form. Re-building the Ecole la Bénédiction in the Analamanga region, in rural Madagascar, is in full swing to meet its tight deadline.
The local community have worked tirelessly to demolish the old buildings and prepare the land for foundations and construction to begin. Their efforts have enabled the quick progression of the project, which is necessary as the new school year is rapidly approaching.
Construction of the primary school, kitchen, sanitary facilities and water cistern at Ecole la Bénédiction has been generously funded by Phillips auction house and a private collector. The project is set to benefit children across the rural area, as some travel as far as 7km to attend their classes and receive a hot midday meal.