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in the bus

in the bus

So sorry, if it’s only now that I report our outting of December 21st. We, FOKO members had a picnic on that day. We made an appointment at the gate of the stadium of Mahamasina. We were supposed to leave at 9 a.m. but finally it was at 10 a.m. (waiting for late comers).

Did u think about buying Fresh for girls guys?

Did u think about buying Fresh for girls guys?

Stéphane and Ariel carrying the drinks.

dodo zaza ô

dodo zaza ô

Kya brought the breads.

During the trip to Ambohidratrimo, we stopped for a while for shoppings: buying drinks and foods.

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As soon as we arrived, we already started to eat and drink. [Tahina ; Koloina]

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Lomelle and I knew we would still feel starved, so we left the pasta for laterer.

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“Older” bloggers from Serasera shared experience to the new FOKO ones. Here, when I say Older, I do not mean age but life experience on blogging. Ok?

Hey time for pics guyz.

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Ariniaina (me), Kya, DagoMC and Lomelle were the only girls at the party.

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I could feel Stéphane a little bit nervous. I guess He worried we wouldn’t have fun though we did. Didn’t we, guyz?

listening to news on the radio

listening to news on the radio

Ariel, Andry and Flagmada

watching funny videos

watching funny videos

playing chess

playing chess

Ariel and Koloina were trying to feel smart playing chess lol [I'm just kidding guys]

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doing karaoke

doing karaoke

Our bus didn’t come to pick us up back to downtown; so we took another one which stopped at Antanimena. We walked to Analakely where we had a lot of FUN FUN FUN.

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We all took a pic with dear Santa Claus. It was so cool. And to tell you the truth, it was the frist time I did such a thing. I always found it crazy and stupid. I still think so but it was also a lot of fun.

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We made a lot of noise all around Analakely lol lol lol

It was hard to say goodbye because we had too much fun. When is the next outting guys?

One day, during ICE Club weekly meeting, we discussed “equality between men and women”. It was amazing to hear the male gender protecting their status and not wanting this claimed equality. They said that we, women, have to admit that power is in men’s hands. And I’m wondering what great things they have realized until now but wars, poverty, insecurity…

So you see how men behave even in a ,if we can say it, “modern minded” country.

I read an article about Ladies from Bangladesh on Rising Voices and I felt amazed, sad and even mad hearing that there are people women in this world who are still fighting hard for their rights. Yes, Bangladeshi women are fighting for their rights for centuries now.

I’m glad they have access to school (the first school for girls had been created in 1849). Now, (starting from 1925) they have the right to vote. But yet, those are not enough. Women in Bangladesh are victims of moral and physical brutality in their every day life. The discrimination and violence against women are mainly due to muslim and hindu religions and beliefs which are still accepted by the Constitution of Bangladesh.

A great thing to know, women in Bangladesh, by the help of Rising Voices and through Narijibon Projects, join the blogosphere and hope  a huge change. A huge change because they can express themselves, they are heard, they are loved…

Nari Jibon Projects has been founded in Dhaka in 2005. This project is to provide alternative skills for poor or/and under-educated women by teaching them Bangla, English, computers… Also, they have joined the citizen media to let the world know about their stories, life,… them.

I invite you to discorver Bangladeshi women’s life, to hear their opinion, to share their experience, to find out their culture, to know their dreams and hope… by loging on

Nari Jibon

Cloudy Sky

Afrin’s Gallery

Choitrer Dinguli

Ahona

Bangladeshi Women

Rainbow

Zannat’s World

I am personnaly falling in love with these and want to have them.

 A Bangladeshi girl ornamented with Baishakhi adorn

A Bangladeshi girl ornamented with Baishakhi adorn

Designed hands with henna paste

Designed hands with henna paste

Pics from Sristi Kotha ‘s blog

A sweet hug for you my friends

Photo prise par Emmanuel LATTES

Photo prise par Emmanuel LATTES

Qu’est ce que c’est un noir?

Répond une voix de quelque part:

“C’est un né du hasard,

Un ignorant, un barbare,

Un malade, un bizarre…”

Moi, je dis:”STOP! J’en ai marre!

Sous ma peau noire, il y a moi.

Il y a une vie, un coeur qui bat.

Il y a mes coutumes et ce que je crois.

Sans ma peau noire, je suis comme toi.”

ariniaina


Un très grand merci à Emmanuel LATTES de m’avoir autorisé à publier cette jolie photo.

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