“I am from a village close to Brickaville which is a busy town on the national road that connects the capital, Antananarivo, to Tamatave, the most important harbour in Madagascar. I have 3 older brothers who are married and have children. They live in the same compound as my parents. They are all farmers who grow rice, cassava and sweet potato.
My childhood was very happy. I had lots of friends and I liked school very much. I am the youngest which meant I could go to high school unlike my brothers. Going to high school meant I had to leave my home and live in Brickaville during the week. I missed my family a lot in the first year but I think it is good to learn to take care of yourself when you are young.
I studied management at Tamatave university after high school. I got good results but I had to stop after a year because my parents couldn’t afford to pay anymore.
I think education is very important to improve your knowledge and skills and it gives you better job opportunities. I hope to get a good job at Onja and earn a good salary because I want to pay for my nieces and nephews education. I want to give them the chance to study at university and get good jobs. My dream is to earn enough money to start an education project in my village. I want to build a school where the village children will get a good education and learn to speak different languages.”