July 2009: Schoolkids visit the Bandro
In autumn 2008 MWC's comic book was distributed in four more schools
around Lac Alaotra. Within this educational program MWC now invited
the involved classes to Andreba, so that they could see the habitat
of the bandro themselves.
During boattrips on the lake and its papyrus belt,
the children got an impression of this unusual surroundings an
could even catch a glimpse of a wild alaotra gentle lemur, a bandro.
With these visits MWC aims to deepen the knowledge,
which has been acquired through the comic book during the school
2009: Comic Project places second
in contest and wins 27,500 Euros.
Green Rooster (www.green-rooster.com)
is the environmental initiative of the Germanpaper factory ‘Hahnemühle
FineArt’. For one year,the proceeds from the sales of
their new bamboopaper were collected and donated to one of threeselected
environmental conservation projects. MWC’scomic project
was one of them and customers could vote for their favourite
project on the Green Rooster website until December 2008.
Thanks to your help,MWC’s project won second place with
36 % of votes. Antje Rendigs - chairwoman of MWC Germany wasvery
happy to receive a cheque in the amount of 27,500 EUR at the
beginning of April 2009. We are very grateful and would like
to thank Hahnemuehle FineArt again for this very generous donation.
MWC will use these additional funds to reach out to more children
in the Alaotra region and to teach them about the amazing environment
they are living in.