Meet the 2018 Camp Fi Team!

Camp Fi 2018 is just weeks away. Say hello to the incredible team that will make it happen!

BAO TOHIN'NY AINA RAKOTOANDRIANA

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Salut ! Je m'appelle RAKOTOANDRIANA Bao Tohin'Ny Aina mais on m'appelle Bao. J'ai 18 ans et je suis de Madagascar, habitant sa capitale Antananarivo. Actuellement je suis encore en première année en sciences sociales à l'Université Catholique de Madagascar, j'aimerai me rendre utile auprès du peuple malgache en aidant chacun à voir son potentiel à améliorer d'abord sa propre situation et par la suite celle de son entourage vivant dans la difficulté et ainsi chacun pourrait être un acteur de développement. Je suis une personne assez craintive et pourtant j'adore motiver les gens, c'est de cette façon que j'arrive aussi à surpasser mes craintes. Aussi j'aimerais pouvoir impacter la vie des gens de sorte qu'ils connaissent de changements positifs grâce à mon aide. Je suis une personne sérieuse tout comme je peux m'amuser à fond au moment opportun. La danse, le dessin et le photo sont mes passions, Je ne suis pas pro mais je m'y mets par pure envie. Et sinon je n'ai aucune notion en leadership mais j'espère en savoir davantage avec camp Fihavanana. J'ai hâte d'en faire partie.

 

DAHE JUN

I'm a believer in justice and building community. I'm so pumped to be a part of Camp Fi to learn and grow alongside young people to build a better future. Also, #ballislife so I'm thrilled to play a game or two with the campers :)

 

ELAINE HARRIS

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I was once told that if I had never been to Madagascar, the most beautiful place on earth, I have not lived. Until recently, I have been busy finishing my undergraduate studies, not giving me much time or money to travel the world. Now I have an incredible opportunity to go to Madagascar, and not just go, but to interact and work with some rad people. I am excited to learn about the culture, to meet aspiring youth, and to experience a culture different than my own. I'm sure great things are ahead.

 

Jacobin Ainatsiferana

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I am a fun and outgoing young man and I really enjoy encouraging people from different walks of life to achieve the goals that they have, and help create dreams for those who don't know what it's like to dream dreams. I enjoy getting to know people and hearing the stories they tell about their life experiences.

It is a great privilege and an honor for me to be a part of this amazing project, which aims to produce young adults who think for themselves, think outside the box, respect their surroundings, and seek to contribute to the growth of their communities, especially in the sense of “fihavanana.”

 

Jessica Razanadrakoto

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Hi, my name is Jessica! This is my second year at camp and I am looking forward to meeting all the new campers this year. Let’s Go CampFi2018!

 

Laura Patterson

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I am so excited for Camp Fihavanana this year. After witnessing the incredible impact the program had on campers in 2017, I can hardly wait to get back to Madagascar again. Integrating sports, leadership skills, career readiness, and reflective activities is a rare opportunity for both students and staff. Because of our diverse curriculum, we are able to build confidence holistically in our campers. It is an honor to facilitate the program, witness the transformation, and be a part of the Fihavanana magic.

When I am not in Madagascar, I spend my time developing and executing programs for youth across North America for WE Schools. I like to spend my free time coaching lacrosse, practicing yoga, and going on adventures. I am so thrilled to be a part of the 2018 directing team and pumped to put on the second edition of Camp Fihavanana.

 

Océane Steffy Ramasimanana

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Je suis actuellement étudiante en Licence 1, filière Droit et Science Politique à l'Université Catholique de Madagascar.

 

Simon van Tulder

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I'm a nerdy chemical engineer, I love my faith and I love helping people, exploring the outdoors, reading and my faith. I'm excited to for CampFi2018 to meet awesome people who will change my life (and hopefully I'll impact theirs too).

 

Sophie Connot

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I'm a graphic designer with a special love for youth leadership development. I also love to cook, make things with my hands, and work with awesome students through Launch Leadership.

After supporting Camp Fi from the sidelines last year, I'm really excited to get in on the action in Madagascar this time around!

Tiavina Rakotonirina

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My name is Tiavina but my friends call me by my nickname motul. I am 20 years old. I am a student at CNTEMAD University, studying  law. I have one brother who is 2 years younger than me. We come from and live in Moramanga, Madagascar. I like dancing, singing, playing basketball, and table tennis. My favorite dish is cassava leaves with pork. I do cherish helping people mainly those who are in trouble. I really enjoy watching NBA match on TV thus my favorite team is Golden State Warriors. I also enjoy watching British Broadcast Corporation world news on TV. I like having a lot of friends.