The Atsika initiative is being spearheaded by former Peace Corps Volunteers Julia Nelson and Christi Turner, in collaboration with the anthropology department at the University of Western Ontario, and a group of charitable donors in the United Kingdom. Our partnership with the Ankarana community spans nearly two decades and three continents.
Our collaboration has just sparked this new article in Anthropology News, called Good Neighbors. Read here to see how we all ended up working together, in collaboration with the Antakarana community.
The Analasatrana Community School was begun in 2008, and in 2011 it opened its doors to nearly 100 young students! This is the first time that Analasatrana has ever had its own school, and Atsika is committed to supporting it as it grows into a robust education institution.
We look forward to sharing more news with you soon, and to your support of our endeavors!