A GREAT EXPERIENCE
It was a great experience to work with WWF. During this program I had time to learn a lot of things about conservation and about the planet’s degradation not only that but I also had chance to discover a new culture which was unknown to me, Malagasy culture.
Before joining WWF-Explore program, I thought that conservation was all about policies and rules to protect our environment but I discovered that I was wrong because conservation is a long process, it takes time to teach people about conservation, tell them why they need to protect their nature, what the consequences of deforestation, why to use sustainably their natural resources and what they have to do to stop that degradation.
I enjoyed and liked to work with local communities in different activities of the project. In our daily activities we shared our knowledge with local associations which are working with WWF in FANDRIANA.
During my stay in Madagascar, I learnt a lot about Malagasy culture. I saw kind people with always smiles on their faces that are really willing to help you anytime. Looking on how you could find in the same association children, parents and their grandparents was a great indicator to me that their families are much more linked and they are really attached to their families.