The Boys get a New Abode

Cutting of the ribbon with Director Mme. Lalasoa, the Deputy Mayor of Ambohidratrimo Commune, and the Deputy Chief of the Ambohidratrimo District.
Sep. 7, 2012 text and photos by Chad Lebo

On Aug. 14, we celebrated the opening of Akany Avoko's newest building, the Bamboo House. This new building was made possible with the financial support of our "Ici et Ailleurs" grant through the European Union.
The happy boys after choosing their spots in the new bunks.

The boys of Akany are the most excited by the new building, because the Bamboo House is their new home. The 2-story building has room to sleep 20 boys, so there is room to grow for the 9 boys now living there. There is also a common room for studying and playing games and a staff room with shower, kitchenette and bathroom. Soon, there will be a social worker living fulltime in the house and serving as a counselor and role model for our beloved boys.

In the upcoming months, showers and toilets and a rain water collection system will be added to the new dorm. There will also be some more furniture added before the start of the school year, so the students have a proper place to study.

The inauguration was a wonderful celebration of Akany's continuing growth and improvement of care.
Director Mme. Lalasoa delivering a speech and the lucky boys behind.
Akany Avoko's General Secretary Mme. Olivia lead the inauguration ceremony. 
The Deputy Chief of the Ambohidratrimo District saying a few words. 
Heading up to the ribbon cutting after the speechs.
Starting the tour of the upstairs.
Some of the delicious food prepared for the special occasion by the student chefs in our cooking program. 
Touring the staff room and more tasty food in the foreground.
It did not take the dog long to find the welcome mat and start guarding the boys she loves. 

3 comments:

Simon said...

Fantastic news Chad. I know how hard it is to see these projects through to completion. you should be really proud of making one of akany's longest-held dreams come true. congratulations on an awesome piece of project management.

max den said...

amazing post

Leonard Moore said...

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