AZAFADY

Azafady is an award-winning British registered charity (number 1079121) partnered with an independent Malagasy NGO. Founded in 1994, we work on a wide range of projects both within the town of Fort Dauphin and with numerous rural communities across the Anosy region. They approached EOCA about spreading the message about their volunteering opportunities.

Aafady's mission is to alleviate poverty and conserve unique and biologically rich but greatly endangered forest environments in south east Madagascar by empowering some of the poorest people to establish sustainable livelihoods for themselves and improve their well-being.
 
Madagascar is well known for its endemic and threatened wildlife
Madagascar is well known for its endemic and threatened wildlife

Their approach is one of partnership with local communities as we work to alleviate poverty and support environmental conservation. Their integrated sustainable development initiatives support some of the world's most vulnerable people in threatened and irreplaceable environments.

All of their projects are sensitively built around what are directly expressed to be the most pressing needs of marginalised communities. They have over 12 years of project experience in south east Madagascar and during this time have developed strong working relationships with the local population, maximising their participation in all stages of project development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Azafady is a recognised regional specialist in capacity building at the community level (empowerment, information, education and training, advocacy) and it is estimated that over 100,000 people have benefited from our projects over the last decade.

 
Madagascar is one of the worlds biodiversity hotspots
Madagascar is one of the worlds biodiversity hotspots

Azafady has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Madagascar. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital conservation work, Azafady can offer you an unforgettable experience.

Whichever programme you choose you will be benefiting from Azafady's extensive experience in Madagascar with each scheme led by an award-winning team of project coordinators. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your programme then this will enhance your contribution.

Volunteering with them could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.

To find out more about how you can get involved please follow the link HERE

 

EOCA Funded Projects

If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below. During 2017, all money donated will fund tree planting in Nepal as part of our 2 Million Tree Project.
Both the Breathe Foundation and the Atlantic Rainforest Institute would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank EOCA for its support of this project, and its ongoing support of projects like ours across the wide spectrum that it engages in.  Without the commitment and funding from the European outdoor industry ...to assist established or start-up initiatives, many would never make it off the ground... and this [particular]  project and its roll out may never have been possible.
Drew Stevenson, General Manager, Breathe Foundation