Restoration to Primary Schools in Antsahabe & Ambatofitatra

After some years of weathering, two of Aust & Hachmann Canada’s cyclone proof schools in the SAVA region required some interior and exterior renovations. Beautiful results! In addition, a new washing station was built adjacent to each school encouraging clean hands during these pandemic times. JHA Fund‘s representative Ertice assisted in getting the children involved…

Partnering with HÄAGEN-DAZS® JAPAN to expand environmental protection education with KIT MAD’ERE

In October 2020, HÄAGEN-DAZS® JAPAN teamed up with Aust & Hachmann Canada Ltd., GIZ, JHA Fund, and CISCO (Circonscriptions Scolaires / Government School Districts of Madagascar) to increase the number of teachers trained and resourced in the environmental education program called “KIT MAD’ERE”, with the aim to expand the amount of school children reached in the vanilla…

Environmental Education Programme with Kit MAD’ERE

Financed by: Name of programme: Kit Mad‘Ere  Financed by: JHA Fund + Aust & Hachmann  Country: Madagascar  Region: SAVA (Samabava Andapa Vohemar Antalaha)  Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  Date: June 2020  Trainers:                                Ertice Iarozafy assisted by Romela Razafindravanona Aust & Hachmann is committed to the long-term interests of the vanilla communities of…

Madagascar’s tourism drought could fuel another crisis – National Geographic

When disaster strikes here, Malagasy farmers tend to revert to slash-and-burn agriculture in the forests—torching trees to create ash fertilizer for the soil—while local fishers employ unsustainable methods on the coast. Another negative consequence of the pandemic is that visiting researchers and students, who provide practical and financial support to the island’s conservation efforts, can’t…

ME, MOI & ZA

Sasha of I AM: International Foundation, in Antalaha Madagascar. Downright powerful. Last month, I had the pleasure of having Sasha Sicurella visit me in Antalaha Madagascar. Her visit, presence, charisma and of course her contribution during her stay was an ultimate success with an ideal outcome that everyone will remember warmly. The ME, MOI &…