Merry Christmas and happy New year from madagascar

The year 2016 is soon coming to an end and we are looking back at the three and a half months we have worked in Madagascar. We have had numerous new, exciting and challenging experiences and we want to share some of them with you through photos - Enjoy!

September

Top left: All Youth Delegates 2016/2017 before departure to host Districts. Top right: View from our office in Tsiroanomandidy, Bongolava Region. Bottom left: Maria and Kristina together with the Regional Red Cross  president in Bongolava. Bottom right: Maria and some of the youth volunteers relaxing after playing basketball.   

Top left: All Youth Delegates 2016/2017 before departure to host Districts.
Top right: View from our office in Tsiroanomandidy, Bongolava Region.
Bottom left: Maria and Kristina together with the Regional Red Cross  president in Bongolava.
Bottom right: Maria and some of the youth volunteers relaxing after playing basketball.   

October

Top left: Celebration of Global Handwashing Day 15. October. Top right: View ofthe capital, Antananarivo. Bottom left: Youth volunteers discussing the objectives of Youth Delegate Exchange Programme. Bottom right: The Regional Red Cross coordinator talking about the number of volunteers in the region at the General Assembly.

Top left: Celebration of Global Handwashing Day 15. October.
Top right: View ofthe capital, Antananarivo.
Bottom left: Youth volunteers discussing the objectives of Youth Delegate Exchange Programme.
Bottom right: The Regional Red Cross coordinator talking about the number of volunteers in the region at the General Assembly.

November

Top left: A Branch Organsational Capacity Assesment was conducted in Bongolava Region. Top right: Preparations for the recruitment drive outside the City Hall. Bottom left: View of Ambihomanga, 1 hour north of Antananarivo. Bottom right: Workshop on planning and needs assement.

Top left: A Branch Organsational Capacity Assesment was conducted in Bongolava Region.
Top right: Preparations for the recruitment drive outside the City Hall.
Bottom left: View of Ambihomanga, 1 hour north of Antananarivo.
Bottom right: Workshop on planning and needs assement.

December

Top left: A ring-tailed lemur in the Lemur park, Antananarivo. Top right: The youth volunteers made "snow flakes" at the christmas workshop. Bottom left: Visiting the Queens Palace in Antananarivo. Bottom right: Non-violent communication workshop at the national volunteer camp.


Top left: A ring-tailed lemur in the Lemur park, Antananarivo.
Top right: The youth volunteers made "snow flakes" at the christmas workshop.
Bottom left: Visiting the Queens Palace in Antananarivo.
Bottom right: Non-violent communication workshop at the national volunteer camp.

We will be back in January with new updates on our work and hope you will continue to read our blog in 2017.


We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Red Cross colleagues from Italy, Norway and the Netherlands.

Red Cross colleagues from Italy, Norway and the Netherlands.