I was put in prison for stealing vanilla. Now I’m working, I make cinder blocks and I have no reason to go back to jail.
I want to work because there’s no future for me in prison. I never want to steal from other people again.
I’d like to help my friends so that they don’t do what I did. I feel I have a duty to advise them.
I was in the jail in Antalaha, and there I got training. I did it, I learned to be a bricklayer and I earned a diploma.
In prison we learned to make cinder blocks, how to lay them to make a wall, how to lay foundations, make casings and posts. We built small houses, a small kitchen. We learned a lot of stuff in prison.
After I finished the training I came back to my village. I tried to apply what I learned and to make cinder blocks.
My uncle is a bricklayer, he’s got experience in this field and does what he can to help me get materials.
As soon as the pandemic’s over I’ll go back to making cinder blocks.