Over the last 15 years we have made several infrastructure improvements in local communties
Extreme and widespread poverty in southwest Madagascar, coupled with poor infrastructure and limited services and facilities, makes life very difficult for local communities. Our presence in Ifaty over 15 years, has created numerous employment opportunities for local people, and increased trade and income for local merchants. We have also partnered with other organisations and donors, and conduct regular fundraising events to implement a variety of community improvements such as:
Installation of solar panels on Ifaty’s school roof to provide lights to expand classroom times, and provide a venue for village meetings and events.
Building of a new freshwater well in the village of Tsivinoe to provide safe drinking water.
Rebuild of Ifaty’s school kitchen, dining room, and store room after the devastating effects of cyclone Haruna in 2013.
Implementation of solar ovens and efficient wood burning stoves in Ifaty and Tsivonoa to reduce the reliance on charcoal which is expensive and environmentally destructive.
Building of a community classroom where we conduct Kids Club, Junior ReefDoctor lessons, adult education programmes, and community meetings.
Ifaty’s first public library. Literacy rates in Madagascar are extremely low (in our region <40%) which impedes economic progress and social development. In 2017 we completed construction of the first public library in Ifaty in order to improve literacy and knowledge of ecosystems and conservation. We are now in the process of stocking the library.
We conduct regular fundraising events within our team to continue these valuable community improvements. If you would like to help, please visit our DONATE page.