I Was There…
Where…Where children are always Happy;
Where children pray under the coconut trees,
Where children play at the beach in the evening,
Where children smile and call you in your names,
And…where children grow in harmony with nature!
Where teenagers work hard;
Where teenagers learn doing most of the things,
Where teenagers take care of families’ duties,
Where teenagers plan and work to build their future,
And…Where teenagers have the will and courage!
Where women are so kind;
Where women take care of their families,
Where women educate their own children,
Where women learn to read and to write,
And…where women are gorgeous mothers!
Where men are courageous;
Where men went to fish at 4:00 am,
Where men build house for their family,
Where men learn to read and to write,
And…where men are awesome fathers!
Where life is beautiful;
Where peoples work together,
Where peoples eat fia and vary,
Where peoples dance kilalaky,
And …where peoples are Happy!
I was there in my host village, kivalo, Morondava; volunteering with WWF/MWIOPO in 2014 on climate change adaptation, conservation of mangroves and sustainable life projects for three months.