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Saturday 25th May 2019

Saturday 25th May 2019

According to WaterAid Madagascar lack of period friendly toilets is major contributor to girls dropping out of formal education. To combat this, we have designs to include gender segregated toilets in new school and WASH construction projects.

These will include specific rooms for menstrual hygiene management, giving girls privacy and the facilities to safely and discretely manage their menses.

#MenstrualHygieneDay #MHD2019 #NoMoreLimits

Friday 24th May 2019

Friday 24th May 2019

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have started construction activities at a new school in Andramanaka! The work began with a traditional Ground-Breaking Ceremony, attended by the local community and led by the Chef Fokontany (the community leader).

To find out more about our work with schools and education in Madagascar, please click here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/education/sekoly

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Le projet Oratsimba est à la recherche d'un spécialiste de l'éducation pour rejoindre l'équipe!

Le poste est idéal pour une personne intéressée par la conception, la réalisation et la coordination d’activités d’éducation avec divers publics. Pour plus d'informations, lisez la description de poste ci-jointe:

madagascar.co.uk/application/files/7615/5852/3435/2019_-13_Education_Specialist_

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Last year, Madagascar had the highest rate of deforestation of any tropical country...

This #BiologicalDiversityDay support our environmental and conservation work in Madagascar by donating to Project Ala. Today, GlobalGiving are matching donations by 30%! So what are you waiting for?

www.globalgiving.org/projects/protecting-threatened-lemur-habitat-in-madagascar/

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

This #BiologicalDiversityDay our friends at GlobalGiving are running the Paws+Claws campaign to help out projects that support our furry friends.

Today, they will be matching donations up to $500 by 30%. So give what you can to projects like Project Ala, 'Protecting threatened lemur habitat in Madagascar'!

www.globalgiving.org/projects/protecting-threatened-lemur-habitat-in-madagascar/

Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar

Monday 20th May 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

Today is #WorldBeeDay!

Did you know that honeybees have to travel 200,000 miles (8 times around the world) and visit over 4 million flowers to produce 1 kilo of honey?

Project Renitantely is working to protect these industrious insects by training beekeepers in key pest management skills. Not only safeguarding populations of the endemic Malagasy honeybee, but it also improving honey yields (and more money) for beekeepers!

Find out more about Project Renitantely here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/renitantely

Saturday 18th May 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019

How well do you know your handwashing technique? Students from 15 schools around Fort Dauphin were tested on technique and time during our World Water Day festivities.

If you want to brush up on your knowledge and find the best way to remove charcoal at pace, check out the diagram from the World Health Organization (WHO) below!

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Friday 17th May 2019

Friday 17th May 2019

"Amidst declining infection rates and international funding, HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa has fallen off the global radar, leaving Madagascar ill-equipped to face a potential crisis..."

Read our latest blog to find out how Project Mitao will bring communities together to address the dramatic rise of HIV in the Anosy region:
madagascar.co.uk/blog/rise-hiv-madagascar

Mercury Phoenix Trust

Thursday 16th May 2019

Thursday 16th May 2019

Afaka jerenao amin’ny tranokalanay ny tolotrasa misy! Ato no ahitana izany:

madagascar.co.uk/jobs

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Some of our conservation volunteers making friends last summer. Thanks for the photos, Andre!

If you want the opportunity of a lifetime exploring the littoral forests of Madagascar and meeting new people (and animals!) this summer, visit our Conservation Programme volunteering page:
madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/conservation-programme

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Weaving mahampy is deeply embedded within Antanosy customs - ‘Ampy’ means ‘complete’ and is a symbol of solidarity and togetherness.

The metaphor the ‘mat’ appears in proverbs; for example ‘tsihibelambana ny olona’, which literally means ‘people constitute a great, broad mat’, refers to the interconnectedness of humanity, and between the living and our ancestors.

To find out more about Project Mahampy: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/project-mahampy

Sunday 12th May 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019

#HappyInternationalMothersDay! Today we are celebrating strong women like Cleire, a single mum who provides for her three children with the money she earns from her incredible embroidery work for Stitch Sainte Luce

Cleire loves embroidering Stitch’s new collection designs, which include Kintana (stars), Modely Zaitra (stitch shapes) and Voninkazo (flowers). Have a look at Cleire’s designs and support the Cooperative by visiting Stitch’s Etsy page here:

www.etsy.com/shop/StitchSainteLuce

Friday 10th May 2019

Friday 10th May 2019

Many thanks to Blue Ventures for assisting us in training our Project Oratsimba data collectors how to use mobile data collection and the Darwin Initiative for making this possible.

This training will help us in monitoring lobsters caught in the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) and the team to feedback data to communities in a timely manner. We look forward to visiting Blue Ventures on the next cross visit to the Velondriake LMMA in southwest Madagascar!

Find out more here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/oratsimba

Thursday 9th May 2019

Thursday 9th May 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

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Locally-sourced non-native Eucalyptus was used to construct growing units that can hold a total of 8,000 seedlings. The ravinala covers (a type of palm leaf) are detachable, to provide differing levels of shade throughout a seedling’s life in the nursery. This helps the seedling adapt to the local conditions before it's planted in the corridors.

The team has sowed Acacia seeds, that will be ready for transplanting into the corridors by July.

Find out more about Ala here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/environment/ala

Monday 6th May 2019

Monday 6th May 2019

The Project Safidy team is delighted to announce that the MoU between SEED Madagascar and the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training for Safidy Phase 4 was signed last Friday!

You can read more about it in Midi Madagasikara: www.midi-madagasikara.mg/societe/2019/04/27/convention-mentp-world-chinese-feder

Saturday 4th May 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019

Can you spot the varroa? Hint: You're looking for a small red mite on the back of a bee.

The Project Renitantely team tested project beekeepers knowledge on the parasite last week and filled in knowledge gaps where necessary!

Find out more about Project Renitantely here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/renitantely

Friday 3rd May 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019

How do you get kids to wash their hands? The answer might be to 'nudge’ them. At Lanirano Primary School, we’ve constructed handwashing nudges along with a new latrine block and handwashing facilities.

Want to know what a handwashing 'nudge' is? Find out in our latest blog post: madagascar.co.uk/blog/explaining-wash-nudges

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Preparations for the Festival of the Sea are in full swing! Recently, auditions were held to select bands whose music celebrates marine heritage.

This week, representatives from the selected bands will visit the communities the festival is held in, to talk to community members and get inspiration for the song they will write and perform.

Thank you to Jonathan Skinner and the Arts and Humanities Research Council - AHRC for their support!

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Last month all Project Renitantely beekeepers were invited to visit the apiaries of Firmin, an experienced beekeeper with over 100 hives based in Mondromondromatra, 20km north of Fort Dauphin.

This provided the beekeepers with a great opportunity to learn more about keeping bees and see how over time it can become a highly profitable enterprise!

Learn more about Project Renitantely here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/renitantely