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    Republic of Madagascar

    Republic of Madagascar
    country information
    Capital Antananarivo
    Population 19,625,000
    Area 587,041km2
    Official Languages Malagasy, French
    Major industry Agriculture (rice, coffee, sugar,etc.), Fishing Industry
    Under-five mortality 58/1,000
    Population with access to improved water sources 41%
    Average life expectancy 61 years old
    Gross National Income (GNI) per capita USD 420
    Population living on less than USD 1.25 per day 68%
    Literacy rate 71%
    Child labor 32%
    Republic of Madagascar

    Data as of 2009, UNICEF

    Madagascar workshop report

    Morondava is a beautiful port town with a population of 30,000 and a long history of boat-building. In early 2009, a direct hit by Cyclone Fanele terrorized the city. Many lost their homes. Some perished. In the course of a few hours, everything changed.
    "EYE SEE IV" was held several weeks later amid reconstruction activities. Through the workshop, 20 participants between ages 9 and 16 learned to create a photo-reportage. The children observed and photographed their neighbors healing body and soul while regaining their lives and restoring their community to normalcy. Adelerin captured shipbuilders carving out tree trunks. Narindra, fishermen heading out to sea. Florent, workers giving patients vaccine shots at a healthcare center and Théodose, children studying in tents and patched up schools. They documented everyday scenes of their community through their own eyes -for themselves and to share with the world.

    It was the first time for the children of Morondava to handle a digital camera. What was it like to take and see their own pictures? What did they learn from the experience? Narindra says, "Planning what we wanted to communicate through the photographs was difficult. But seeing things from a new angle and walking around our community was fun." The results go beyond mere photography and documentation skills. They tell a true story and convey a message about the people of Morondava.

    (Implementation of the workshop : 2009)

    All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi

    Find the pictures taken by children

    The Photographers (name, age)

    Théodose Sitrakiniaina
    Kelly Andriamanandray
    Rizzah Camille Ramana
    nkoto 12
    Julia Haningo 10
    Esther Rasoanandasa
    na 10
    Patrick Rajeriarilala 12
    Samiah Bin Houssen
    Frorent Maharitra 12
    lucienne Celestine 16
    Rina 16
    Narindra Alisoa 15
    Maminiana 13
    Frederick 11
    Adelerin Leorah Ray
    mond 16
    Orelia Rasoanantenaina
    Jean De Dieu Raoelson
    Paulin Jean De Paul 12
    Arson 9
    Nofisoa 12
    steven Tek Isaak 9

    All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi