Madagascar: Fianarantsoa Côte Est (9/10/21)

Friday, September 10, 2021
9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST
Alliance Française de Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
En français

Fianarantsoa Côte Est: Crossing Bridges and Divides

Join Koléane live from France for a Zoom presentation about the spectacular journey on the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est (FCE) railway of Madagascar, featuring no less than 48 tunnels, 67 bridges and four viaducts.  The train crosses areas not accessible by road and is a lifeline for local communities who use it to trade and travel.

Koléane Foxonet was born in Betroka, Southern Madagascar, and grew up in the capital Antananarivo.   She left the island at 19 to pursue her studies in Europe and obtained a Master’s Degree in African Studies from Sorbonne University.

Determined to support development in her home country, Koléane is also passionate about photography.  Combining both interests, she started to share her documentary photographic projects about life in Madagascar with Alliance Française chapters in 2018.

Together with a group of friends, she also started an NGO called “African Investment & Mobilization.”  Among other projects, the non profit has helped provide water pumps in her mother’s native town of Beapombo in the Central Highlands of Ihorombe region, in the South of the island.

This event is en français and is free.  Please click here to register.