Eighteen years old, Sandy comes from a small village a few hours from Ambatondrazaka – a dusty inland town in Madagascar’s East.
She reminisces a happy childhood, with many friends with whom she played and swam with in the river that runs past her village. She always loved school and was always the best in her class.
Like most of Onja’s students her family are small-holder farmers. They raise chickens, geese, turtles and ducks and grow corn, rice, cassava. She says they had a good life, although sometimes they were poor.
Sandy has always dreamed of having a well-paid exciting career and is excited to be at Onja. When she starts working as a software developer at Onja she plans to help her younger brother and sisters through high school.