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Saturday 19th January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

Cushion covers, glasses cases, bow ties... You name it, the Stitch Sainte Luce members can make it.

What kind of embroidery products would you like to see in 2019?

Check out the current stock on Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StitchSainteLuce

Friday 18th January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

Our friends at Year Out Group have written an article about why a break might also be the perfect way to kick start your career!

Read it here: yearoutgroup.org/3-reasons-why-a-gap-year-is-great-for-your-career/

Or find out what SEED Madagascar's volunteering programme can offer you: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer

Thursday 17th January 2019

Thursday 17th January 2019

Project Votsira is a health education project increasing women's access to quality reproductive, maternal and child health information.

These mothers and elders in the Amparihy community of Fort Dauphin are receiving essential health information about common childhood illnesses so that they can be better equipped to protect their children’s future!

Click here to find out more about Project Votsira: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/votsira

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Wednesday 16th January 2019

How much do you know about Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights? Would you talk about it with your friends? With your parents?
Do you know how to protect yourself from an STI?

These are similar questions students across 13 high schools will be answering this month as Project Safidy undertakes surveys to evaluate the integration of sexual health education into the new National Curriculum.

Find out more: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/safidy

Monday 14th January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019

The Project Oratsimba team have been supporting Education Specialist Rova Ralaindimby plan for future activities on topics such as a healthy marine environment and participation of women in fisheries management!

Rova is excited to work with the wider community, including the local government and lobster buyers, as well as involving women and children.

Find out more about Project Oratsimba: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/oratsimba

Saturday 12th January 2019

Saturday 12th January 2019

"I teach the women every day, Monday to Friday, and they get a test on the Friday... I like teaching because I know they want to know English to help sell their products.'

Here's Andri, Project Stitch Sainte Luce's English teacher, lesson planning at the office. As Stitch expands, Andri has been vital in helping the members learn English; a useful new skill!

Find out more about Stitch here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/stitch-sainte-luce

Friday 11th January 2019

Friday 11th January 2019

Can you move like a Sifaka lemur?

We're still looking for a keen runner to join one of our Marathon teams.

Got what it takes? Apply here: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/fundraising-advice/brighton-marathon-2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

“I want to help to take care of people’s lives and health and improve access to clean drinking water in my community.” Brillant, Tatirano Rainwater Harvesting Specialist, 2018.

Eight other individuals have been trained in rainwater harvesting repair and maintenance for their community’s needs. Now they form the Tatirano Specialist network that is working hard to ensure the systems continue to flow with clean water all year round!

To find out more about the project, visit: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/tatirano

A massive thanks to the Travers Cox Charitable Foundation for their support of Tatirano.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Wednesday 9th January 2019

We're looking for an Operations Support Officer here in Madagascar!

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about international development and looking to kick start their career. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the workings of a small NGO and experience life in Madagascar!

Know someone perfect for the role? Find the job description here: madagascar.co.uk/application/files/3615/4150/0174/Operations_Intern_JD.pdf

Monday 7th January 2019

Monday 7th January 2019

The Malagasy word "fihavanana" does not directly translate into English.

Coming from the word 'havana' meaning kin, 'fihavanana' encompasses the concept of kinship, community and friendship and is also a synonym for peace! For a country renowned for its generosity and kindness, "fihavanana" is at the heart of Malagasy culture.

Discover this beautiful country on one of our volunteer programmes: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer

Saturday 5th January 2019

Project Safidy's website is a place for like-minded activists and organisations to learn, discuss, and engage with sexual health issues.

The website is an exciting achievement in the project's efforts to bring sexual health information and resources to critically underprivileged youth across Madagascar.

Discover it for yourself: safidy.org/

We’d like to thank AmplifyChange for their continued support!

Safidy — Advocating sexual and reproductive health rights in Madagascar

Friday 4th January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Perhaps the easiest way to raise money for SEED Madagascar this year!

Follow this link next time you shop on Amazon.co.uk: smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1079121-0

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Thursday 3rd January 2019

If running a marathon isn't your style but you're still looking to raise money for charity this year you can get some inspiration from our Fundraising Advice page.

Previous volunteer, Hazel, embroidered her family and friends favourite countries onto cushion covers to make beautiful personalised gifts!

Check out our website for more ideas: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/fundraising-advice

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Looking for a new goal or challenge in 2019? Say no more.

We are still looking for some eager runners to represent SEED Madagascar at the Brighton Marathon.

So what are you waiting for? Apply here: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/fundraising-advice/brighton-marathon-2019

Monday 31st December 2018

Monday 31st December 2018

SEED Madagascar's most popular post of 2018 was this video of a Leatherhead Turtle at Manafiafy beach.

Our conservation team helped coordinate its release after being tangled up in some fishing nets. Over one thousand sea turtles die each year after getting entangled in man made materials such as discarded fishing gear and plastic packaging.

Make your 2019 New Year's resolution a reduction in single use plastic and lets #BeatPlasticPollution!

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #CleanSeas #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs World Environment Day UN Environment

Watch video

Saturday 29th December 2018

Saturday 29th December 2018

With rainy season approaching, waterproof bags and phone cases are vital bits of kit for our WASH teams, who work in some of the most remote regions of Madagascar.

We'd like to thank OverBoard - Waterproof Bags for helping the team keep vital equipment dry when the heavens open!

Find out more about our WASH projects here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health

Friday 28th December 2018

Friday 28th December 2018

The school construction in Lanriano, Fort Dauphin has come a long way in a couple of months!

Check out our school building project, Project Sekoly: madagascar.co.uk/projects/education/sekoly

Thursday 27th December 2018

Thursday 27th December 2018

Our Senior Research Assistant, Stephanie, has written a blog about Project Ala and how it will help secure the future of local lemur populations for the Lemur Conservation Network!

Read it here: www.lemurconservationnetwork.org/project-ala/
Or visit our website: madagascar.co.uk/projects/environment/ala

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Gain unique, professional experience in sustainable development, explore the "eighth" continent and build some lifelong friendships.

Work for SEED Madagascar! Check out our careers page here:
madagascar.co.uk/jobs

Friday 21st December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018

"As well as some Ring Tailed Lemurs and Red Ruffed Lemurs, we had a few new species such as the 'Rainbow' Lemur!"

Our friends at the Lake District Wildlife Park held a Lemur-Mask-Making workshop recently. It's one of the many activities they organise to help raise awareness about the threats facing lemur populations in Madagascar.

Find more information here: www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk/conservations/seed-madagascar/