Rosny is one of the youngest students at Onja. She comes from Andromba, a rice-producing village near Ambatondrazaka. Her parents grow rice. Apart from that her father is a teacher and during the summertime he makes mud bricks from clay. Her mother has a shop where she sells bread, snacks, pasta and yoghurt.
After middle school, Rosny didn’t continue to go to high school because her parents already had to pay for Rosny’s younger brothers’ education. Instead, she did all kinds of jobs. Occasionally she walked for several days to a remote village in the countryside to sell food, but mostly, she worked for her parents. She helped her mother selling and her father making bricks.
Rosny is a very creative girl. She likes drawing very much, especially flowers. And when she still lived in her village, she enjoyed singing in the church-choir. Rosny was very active at church. When she was 14 the priest asked her to lead activities for the other young church-members. She taught them about the bible and about how to behave in a good way and she was very much respected. When Rosny left her village to go to study at Onja, her young church mates were very sad to see her go.
Rosny is very happy to live at Onja. She never expected that all the students at Onja, boys and girls, would become her friends. She also is very grateful for the opportunity to go to school again and learn a good profession. She likes the fact that working for Onja will give her a good salary, which will make it possible for her to help paying for her siblings´ education. And apart from that, she really thinks Onja is a good project. She likes to be part of it!