How many hands does it take to fix a frame of honeycomb?
Members of the Project Renitantely team string some comb back into place after a bumpy trip to the bush caused some damage. The beebanks are a valuable tool for Renitantely technicians to demonstrate key beekeeping skills, while also providing participants with a source of new bees, in case they lose their hives.
Find out more about Project Renitantely here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/renitantely
Climate change is making access to clean water even more challenging. Extreme weather events are more frequent, drought periods are lasting longer and wet seasons have been intensified. But every cloud has a silver lining!
SEED Madagascar is harvesting rain with Anosy communities to make sure water is available to everyone. Storing rainwater is an effective way to combat the effects of climate change, making communities less dependent on rivers and ponds whilst providing clean drinking water on their doorstep. #LeaveNoOneBehind. #WaterActionMonth
Find out more about our WASH projects here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health
Here are a few photos from our Walk for Water yesterday morning across Fort Dauphin!
We'd like to thank all the schools, authorities and supporters for joining us in calling for change and making WASH a priority!
#LeaveNoOneBehind #WorldWaterDay End Water Poverty
Rejoignez-nous demain pour notre marche à travers Fort Dauphin!
Ireo tanora dia anisan'ny voakasika indrindra amin'ny fahasarotan’ny famatsiana rano, amin’ireo olana mikasika ny fanadiovana sy ny fidiovana, saingy matetika izy ireo dia tsy henoina akory na hadino mihitsy aza raha tonga ny fotoana ikaroham=bahaolana mikasika izany. Andao hampianarina sy hampahalalàna ireo zaza sy ireo tanora izany fahasarotan’ny famatsiana rano izany mba hahafahan'izy ireo mandray andraikitra amin'ny maha olon’ny fanovana azy ireo!
Amin’ny Sabotsy izao, ho fanamarihana ny Hetsika Iray Volan’ny Rano, izahay dia manomana diabe hamakivaky ny tanàna izay hiarahana amin’ireo mpianatra rehetra eto Fort Dauphin mba hisarihana ny sain'ny mponina mikasika ireo olana manodidina ny RF2 (WASH) eto Madagasikara. Andao koa ianao mba ho namanay hiaraka aminay e!
Madagascar’s littoral forest is a rare and threatened habitat, with Sainte Luce littoral forest comprising 2.4% of Madagascar’s total coverage.
Within it's diminishing forest fragments reside three nocturnal lemur species. Project Ala will be developing biological corridors to connect five forest remnants within one forest fragment, helping to safeguard the future of these keystone species.
Find out more here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/environment/ala
We're looking for a Volunteer Coordination and Logistics Officer!
This exciting role balances hands-on field work with practical planning and logistical support. Sound good to you?
You can find our jobs on our website or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1156494664/
Young people are some of the most affected when it comes to poor water, sanitation and hygiene provision but frequently overlooked as of the solution. Let's educate and inform children and young adults so they can act as agents of change!
On Saturday, as part of #WaterActionMonth we are organising a march for students in Fort Dauphin to draw attention to WASH issues in Madagascar. Join us! #LeaveNoOneBehind
Recently, fishers from two of the communities Project Oratsimba works with travelled to southwest Madagascar. They met with fishers from a successful Locally Managed Marine Area originally designed for octopus, to discuss fishery management and learn from each other.
Thank you Blue Ventures for the warm welcome and we look forward to the return cross visit of octopus fishers in Anosy.
Find out more about Blue Ventures' here: blueventures.org/conservation/rebuilding-fisheries/
And Project Oratsimba here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/oratsimba
A few from the International Women's Day festivities! Stay tuned as we continue to profile the incredible women that make up SEED Madagascar on our blog over the next month
Amin’ny fotoana manao ahoana isika no mianatra sy tokony hahafantatra ny maha-zava-dehibe ny fanasana tànana amin’ny rano sy savony? Natoron’ireo raiamandreny avy tany an-trano izany ary
mbola nohamafisin’ireo mpampianatra ihany koa tany an-tsekoly. Ny sekoly moa dia toy ny sehatra iray azo antoka indrindra sy mety mba hahafahana manorina sy manamafy ny fiovan-toetra tsara toy
ny fanasana tànana amin’ny rano sy savony.
Izany no mahatonga ny SEED Madagascar tsy manome na manorina na mizara kabone sy tobim-panasana tanana fotsiny eny anion’ny sekoly, fa ampiarahany amin’ny fanabeazana ara-panadiovana sy fidiovana (RF2) izany, mba hahatonga ny mpianatra manana sy mampivoatra ireo fahazarana miteraka fahasalamana maharitra mandritra ny androm-piainana. #LeaveNoOneBehind
We've piloted a sexual health curriculum across 89 schools, established 13 well committees, trained over 100 women language and business skills and supported over 850 local fishers. To name a handful of achievements here at SEED Madagascar...
Join us and develop your skills working on one of our fantastic projects: madagascar.co.uk/jobs
"The future generation must be empowered in their right to WASH, acting as agents of change inside their families and communities in order to raise awareness and address social taboos and stigmas"
Read our #WaterActionMonth blog for End Water Poverty about the importance of WASH within education.
When do we learn the importance of handwashing? It’s passed on by parents and taught in schools. Schools act as the perfect environment to build and reinforce good behaviours like handwashing.
That’s why SEED Madagascar works to not only provide toilets and hand washing facilities in schools but complement this with WASH education to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. #LeaveNoOneBehind
Meet Saadiya, our new International Women’s Livelihoods Specialist for Project Stitch! After working across the continent in enterprises developing artisan’s businesses, Saadiya has formed a love for developing sustainable livelihoods.
“I feel so excited and lucky to be working with the Stitch Sainte Luce cooperative. What attracted me to this role are the beautifully unique products as well as the dynamic women of Stitch. I am a firm believer in empowering women to effect change."
Madame Sana Edwige is the Headmistress of Manambaro Primary School, fulfilling her childhood dream to work as a teacher. She's adamant that girls and boys are treated equally in the classroom, and given equal opportunities within education. She thinks of #IWD as “a freedom day for women”.
It’s a “time for the women to gather and communicate: to talk to each other”, as well as a “time for the women to have a party”.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay from all of us at SEED Madagascar!
Tsy zavatra moramora izany atao hoe vehivavy izany raha eto Madagasikara. Lany amin’ny fantsakana na fitadiavana rano ho an’ny fianakaviana ny ankabeazan’ny fotoananao isan’andro.
Noho ny tsy fisiana na ny tsy fahampian’ny toeram-pivoahana na ny kabone ihany koa dia mety hampitombo ny fifindran’ireo otrik’aretina izay vokatry ny fangerena ankalamanjana. Mety hisy koa fotoana tsy maintsy hanapahanao ny fianaranao, indrindra mandritra ny fahatongavan’ny fadim-bolanao, satria any an-tsekoly dia tsy mba misy toerana manokana azo antoka sy tsy hitan’ny hafa mba hahafahanao misasa sy midio ary misolo am-pilaminana.
SEED Madagascar dia miezaka sy miasa mafy tokoa aty atsimo atsinanan'i Madagasikara manangana ireny tobim-pamatsian-drano ireny mba hahafahan’ny mponina mahazo rano fisotro madio sy azo antoka, manamboatra foto-drafitr’asa mikasika ny fanadiovana toy ny kabone sy toeram-panasana tanana ary mitaiza sy manabe mikasika ny fidiovana, indrindra ho an’ireo vehivavy sy ireo tovovavy.
Ity dia Hetsika Iray Volan’ny Rano, #LeaveNoOneBehind.
Raha te-hahalala misimisy kokoa mikasika ny tetik’asa FR2 (WASH) ato aminay ianao dia tsidiho ny:
GA's disseminate accurate and comprehensive maternal and child health care information to women in their local communities. Watch Elise as she conducts a focus group in the market area of Tanambao. #InternationalWomensDay #WomenOfSEED
Find out more about Project Votsira here: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/votsira
It is not easy being female in Madagascar. You can spend hours each day collecting water. The lack of toilets makes it more likely to contract infections from open defecation. You might miss school because there is not a place for you to manage your period with confidence and dignity.
SEED Madagascar is working hard to provide safe water, sanitation facilities and hygiene education to empower women and girls in south-east Madagascar. This #WaterActionMonth, #LeaveNoOneBehind.
Find out more about our WASH projects: madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health
“[Because of the Spice Girls] At 12 years old, with my three best friends, we decided to build a crew and then we'd dare to dance in public for about 3 years, no matter our age and gender”.
Tsinjo has been with SEED Madagascar for over 2 years as Project Coordinator for Project Safidy (Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights education). This #InternationalWomensDay she is reflecting on important moments in her life that have shaped her view on gender equality and what it means to her, to be a woman in Madagascar.
#WomenofSEED #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019