An Itrnational Congress in Tamatave

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Watch the video of Mr Pastor PAPU and Théoplile the interviewer from Foko Madagascar Tamatave and listen the podcasts of two students from Diego and rural development specialist from Tamatave.

Diego Students (malagasy)

Specialiste en developement rural

Diego Students (english)


Green boy

Green boy

Green boy

Now, lot of children are going to beg on the street for the christmas and the new year party. But this guy is different from the others. Instead of going to beg, he’s using his talent for fetching money. Look at his suppleness and his

Green boy

Green boy

strength, like a snake, bending very easily. He makes a show in a crowd people place then he only asks an offerings from the assistance. In one day he can get not less than Ar 20 000 per show. He’s so talented but unfortunately he doesn’t go to school.

Green boy is still very young for working because, he is only 14 years old. But you know he has a dream like all the children. He want to make a very big show on the stage one day but as he said he hasn’t any hope to intend his endeavor because he is poor and indeed hasn’t any access to go to school.
Yeah, it’s really true that a person is always different. Everybody is amazing. So, you guys, make different like this Green boy, even your voice might be makes you different from your friends. And you know, that’s can bring a very big change in your society.

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Green boy

Green boy

The little goat

Look at this goat to give life of her son, yesterday morning around 8:00 a.m when I’m going to church, I saw one female goat has just given birth of her son to the church fence. Now I’m conscient that, yeah there is a lot of kinds of love but the mother’s love is always different. She is protecting her baby from the beam.



dscn1549It is saturday, December, 20th, 2008. It is a young sportive and traditional artists festival. As we are all know that, there will be no development in one dscn1553particular state, nation, area… if there is no young people in. To prove that, this year Atsinanana region is becoming champion region because of its young sportive and those who are practicing a traditional cultural show. You know , this year, in all sportive disciplines which exist in Madagascar, Atsinanana region is the champion of ten disciplines. In comparing todscn15521 another region, Atsinanana is the SANGANY (literelly translates like Champion) Those very huge victories are merited of celebration. That’s why, today most of the young people here in Tamatave are going to municipal stadium to support them all and indeed the authorities are very pleased to receive and offer them such a symbol of their efforts for Atsinanana region and encourage them to go ahead.dscn1535

My Favorite Festivity

tambiroMadagascar is among of the countries which are rich on a cultural and traditional festivities. The most famous one is the “famadihana” (turning of the bones). But this time is my biggest opportunity to let the people around the glob knows what “tambirô” is. It exists only in the North East coast of Madagascar, includes North Mananara, the town where my roots is. In term of festivities, it is my favorite one, because you can work and at the same time you can have fun with a lot of friends, because for the Malagasy people:” it is better to lose money than friendship.”magnosy

“Tamborô”? literally means broth hiring. If we are going to talk about “tambirô”, it is our very very big event work party, in wich lots people can be together to mix up their strengths in working together for one thing. Oftenly, during this event, the broth is zebu meat. The organizator of the “tambirô” must slaught one zebu for the people who are coming into this work party(Tambirô). In Madagascar, the “Fihavanana” (Families relationships) and the consolidations are very important, and that’s why many people are coming for the “Tambirô” after having heard that there is a “Tambirô” somewhere around the city. For instance: you want to plant thousand and thousand hectares of rice field and you don’t know how to finish it as soon as it must be, you just say “Tambirô” to the people around you, then you’ll have a thousand of people are coming to help you to fulfill your work. In this area, “Tambirô” is the only one way to finish a very much of work in a very short time, because here, there is not yet a mechanical materials such as a tractor.

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Dihy gasy

In term of “Tambirô”, many people think that it is like a “Lampogno”. Yeah, “Lampogno” also is the other one way which we used to fulfill our work as faster as possible. they are little bit same but not at all. We practice “Lampogno” only in a half day (often in the afternoon), no lunch. But for the “Tambirô”, morning until the evening, of course we have our lunch there. Both are often ended by having wine and dine with all the people who are coming into the party. After the organizator oral thankfulness at the end of the work, he must offer some “Betsabetsa” (a malagasy alcohol, wich is used like an official drink during the traditional event here in Madagascar) to the people. All this, with backgroung music of “Hira Gasy” (Malagasy song), this art wich on its own includes oratorio, dance, choreography, accapella and acrobatics.

For the Malagasy people, getting together is always an immense pleasure, which is why everyone can’t wait the next “Tambirô”. It is an opportunities which should not be missed since, like some comets, it happens so quick and very rare. The entire village feels warm because we have one laugh, one eats, one dance, one sing and one strength. As Malagasy proverb says: “United we stand, divided we fall.” In the North Mananara, it is only for the “Tambirô” that it is possible to gather such very huge number of people. Amazing!!! To sum it up, I DO LOVE “TAMBIRÔ”



Nowadays, AIDS is getting the most common problem around the world. Yeah, it’s true that Madagascar is very beautiful country, in which there is lot of species of animals and plants which are find no more else around the glob. So lot of foreigners want to discover how beatiful exactly this sweet country is. Many of them are going in search of sex and sometimes love. The sexual tourism also is caused by misery and need, money, which will fulfill the desire of an exotic adventure in a poor countries as Madagascar. It is the one most common contamination cause of HIV in this world, especially in Africans countries. As you already know that, now Madagascar still has the lowest HIV rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, with less than one percent of its people infected.

It is an original of Patrick's hand-drowing

It is an original of Patrick

To maintain or reduce and why not to abolish this very dangerous disease, right now, this island is waging one the most aggressive campaigns to fight agaist AIDS on the continent, a model for how to prevent HIV and try to improve the basic health care at the same time.

Now I’d like to deliver my thinkful to Malagasy government for his very big effort to fight against AIDS. As we see all around Madagascar from Ivato where is our first international airport, the warming posters, to inform the visitors that Madagascar says ” No to sex tourism” and ” Malagasy women are not tourism souvenir”

One more message to end:” Better prevent than cure

Who am I?


English is like,
moonlight at night,
Am I right?
I think so, it’s so bright

I’m always dreaming,
To let down English,
‘coz also Italian, Spanish,
They can give me the same feeling.

Now, I’m standing, waiting,
For something to happen,
But always, nothing, nothing,
Is going to change.

That is mean,
Sun is above,
I love English,
I couldn’t move
Without English.