As always Vakoka Vakiteny will have some summer programme in Germany. The biggest event will be an arrangement in Baden-Baden the 22nd of July where Vakoka Vakiteny together with other associations/ projects is invited. Initiator is Mrs Wasserburger from Mäx und Moritz Bookstore in Baden-Baden together with Mrs Schelshorn from the association. We are really looking forward to this big event. The location is very beautiful in the Lichtentaler Allee and there will surely be many interesting people. It is planned to have Malagasy music and food, and we have also been asked to present Vakoka Vakiteny and sell some Malagasy handicraft.
Another event will be the annual meeting of the Association Madagaskar Schul- und Kinderbücher e.V. Time and location is not yet confirmed, but it seems like Vakoka Vakiteny again will contribute in some parts of the meeting.
For Mparany the summer programme begins already in mid June when he will go to Bühl to have some training about printing. As an edition we consider it crucial to have knowledge about printing in order to be able to negotiate with the printing houses. Furthermore in the longer run we hope to be able to start our own printing business in Madagascar. The reason for this is the low quality and competence at the existing printing houses and the fact that there is no single printing house in Toliara. Nevertheless, it is not easy to start something like this, so in order to be able to take informed decisions we are glad that Mparany has got this training opportunity.
If you who read this have knowledge about printing or want to give us advices we are be very grateful if you would contact us.