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Educational resources: discover children's literature from Madagascar on Culturethèque

The Ressources éducatives – Lire pour apprendre project, financed by AFD and implemented by the Institut français, supports the professionalisation of Malagasy children's publishing sector! 

Updated on 09/05/2023

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In 2021, the project financed a training course entitled "Publishing for young people in Madagascar" for eight children's publishers. Led by the publisher Dodo vole, this training course was divided into two parts: a theoretical portion and a practical portion. The publishers applied their theoretical knowledge by each developing one or two children's book projects, whose release was supported by Ressources éducatives. In total, 11 children's books were published.

The digital versions of these bilingual books (Malagasy and French) are now available on Culturethèque.

Among them is the first hardback book for children in Madagascar, "Allons à l'école" by Ny Teny Editions, "Ponga", a tale of Malagasy fauna by Edirar Editions, the picture book "Notre alimentation" by Mpariaka Boky and the book "Ando" by Mixte Editions, contributing to the diversification of the range of children's books in the country, while highlighting multilingualism (French and Malagasy dialects).

On the strength of the positive feedback from the training scheme and its impact during the first phase of the project, Ressources éducatives in Madagascar plans to repeat this experience with new partner publishers during a second phase and to support the release of 20 children's books during 2023.

L'institut français, LAB