KXLY travels to Madagascar | News
KXLY has two new fans in Madagascar. When Peace Corp Volunteer Cody Harder set out to teach English in Madagascar, his cousin, a KXLY employee, sent some Channel 4 gear with him to pass out. Earlier this month, two young girls were rewarded for being at the top of their class with KXLY 4 News backpacks.
Cody joined the Peace Corp after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a degree in International Affairs and Government in June. He now teaches English classes at the Nirina school in Mahajanga, Madagascar. Cody lives at the school and will be a volunteer there through August 2015.
Falvie and Rinasoa recently completed their first trimester of English classes at the Nirina school. The girls finished in the top of their class of more than 80 students in the sixth and seventh grade.
Cody said the Narina school aims to help some the community’s poorest children receive a primary education. The school has been supported by the Peace Corp since 2010. There are currently 133 volunteers serving in Madagascar working in the areas of education, agriculture and health.
You can read more about Cody Harder and his volunteer work in Madagascar and around Africa by ready his BLOG.