It's #WaterActionMonth in March and this year we're partnering with End Water Poverty to spread the word about good hygiene and sanitation practices.
The Story of Cholera video by Global Health Media Project has been an invaluable tool in helping local communities learn about the importance of WASH! Watch it here:
Nothing stopped our staff from collecting data in Sainte Luce last week!
They surveyed 103 households for Project Oratsimba, to gather data on household wealth and income generating activities. Over the next five weeks, the project will visit other lobster fishing communities to conduct the household survey.
Find out more about Project Oratsimba here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/oratsimba
'Madagasikara: The Real Madagascar' will be screened next Wednesday at 10am at the Novotel Hammersmith West (W6 8DR) as part of Film Fest International.
It's been nominated for both Best Foreign Language Documentary and Best Cinematography in a Documentary!
Tickets are free! Find out more here: www.filmfestinternational.com/
We're looking for a Women's Livelihoods Specialist to work on a project designed to improve the livelihood derived from traditional reed weaving and ensure the supply of natural wetland resources in conserved.
Find a range of opportunities available on our website:
Volana natokana ho an’ny Rano ity volana ity (Mars) ka miara miasa amin’ny End Water Poverty izahay mba hampiely ny hatsaran’ny fanarahana ireo fepetra mahakasika ny fiainana ny fahadiovana sy ny fidiovana.
Jereo ange ity horonan-tsary ity mba hahitana bebe kokoa ny maha zava-dehibe izany:
Global Health Media Project
“Achieving sexual and reproductive health rests on realising sexual and reproductive rights, many of which are often overlooked—eg, the right to control one's own body, define one's sexuality, choose one's partner, and receive confidential, respectful, and high-quality services.” – Guttmacher-Lancet Commission 2018
See how Project Safidy is helping the youth of Madagascar to achieve their sexual and reproductive health rights: safidy.org/news?id=3
Recently, Nary made a 24 hours road trip to Tulear to participate of the Inter-regional forum of Sanitation and Hygiene organised by the ministry of WASH. Nary shared our experiences and collaborated with other organisations in shaping the next national action plan.
Big thanks to the Madagascar WASH Ministry for recognising SEED Madagascar's work and inviting us to such an important forum!
Check out these stunning scenery shots from around Fort Dauphin and Anosy. Thank you Nathan, one of our Community Development volunteers, for sharing these with us!
Discover Madagascar for yourself: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer
It’s ‘zavoka’ season here in Madagascar! Whether you like it sliced in a salad, smashed on toast or in a creamy guacamole it’s likely your avocado was the result of pollination by bees.
We are providing beekeeping training to 78 farmers in rural communities, helping them diversify their livelihoods and ensure there’s a healthy workforce to pollinate their crops!
Find out more about Project Renitantely here:
“The focus group helped me to know how to prevent my children from getting diarrhoea and malaria” - Project Votsira mother.
Since June 2017, Project Votsira has delivered 352 focus groups to improve caregivers' knowledge about the common childhood illnesses that pose the biggest threat to young lives in Madagascar.
Find out more about the project here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/votsira
Approximately 95% of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89% of its plant life, and 92% of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth... WWF
Want a career in sustainable development? There's no place quite like Madagascar to gain experience. Watch this space: madagascar.co.uk/jobs
Showing off! A lemur jumps from tree to tree over the conservation camp in Sainte Luce.
One of the many fantastic experiences our conservation volunteering programme has to offer. Apply now! madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/conservation-programme
It rains a lot on the red Island! Project Tatirano is collecting more than 2 million litres of that rain, providing 122 families with clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.
Diseases in children have decreased as they can wash their hands before eating and drink water of a better quality. We are happy to announce that the health of the community is stronger now!
You can find out more in our December Interim Report: madagascar.co.uk/application/files/8115/4702/1861/Project_Tatirano_Phase_II_Inte
A study conducted using research from Blue Ventures unveils the potential for smartphones and Open Data Kit (ODK) software in collecting data in low-income countries.
This week Project Oratsimba is using ODK to collect data in the communities of Sainte Luce. Find out more about Project Oratsimba here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/oratsimba
Read the blog here: blueventures.org/new-research-the-role-of-smartphones-as-a-tool-to-address-gaps-
Recently, we welcomed PeaceBoat Cruise. They visited a school that SEED Madagascar has been working with in Lanirano, Fort Dauphin, and learnt all about our projects there.
After a tour of the school, everyone set to work helping build new benches for the children. In the afternoon, we all enjoyed a tutorial from A Liter of Light (Isang Litrong Liwanag) on how to make a solar lamp (from #recyclable materials).
Click here if you’re also interested in learning more about our projects with schools: madagascar.co.uk/projects/education
With #WorldWetlandsDay this Saturday, our latest opportunity couldn't come at a better time!
We're looking for a Wetland and Reed Bed Specialist to join our team in Madagascar to help lead development, implementation and analysis. Find the job description here:
This year GlobalGiving awarded SEED Madagascar with a 'Top-Ranked' Organisation badge!
They've supported four campaigns and helped us raise money for some vital projects. But most importantly, recognised the mouse lemur as one of the cutest animals in the world!
Virginie has been an embroiderer for Project Stitch Sainte Luce since 2012. She has used her income from selling embroidery products to open up her own shop and is even in the process of building her own house!
Find out more about Virginie and the rest of the Stitch members: www.stitchsainteluce.org/meet-the-embroiderers/class-one/virginie/
In 2017, 12 students from Fettes College joined us to volunteer on some of our projects. Their photos capture the scenery of south east Madagascar beautifully! Thank you for sharing them Fettes_College.
Discover Madagascar for yourself: madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/groups