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Submitted by Jason - Bangor University | August 22, 2014
The programme is an excellent place to visit, set in a beautiful location. The staff all have wonderful, cheerful characters and a great opportunity to meet a range of volunteers from all over the world with fabulous personalities too. Alongside the locals that are very caring and considerate- who love to interact and be educated.
The forest programme offers a one in a life time opportunity to work with some of Madagascar's unique herpetology fauna as well as a chance to learn and observe the behaviour of the endangered Black Lemur species. However the programme is fairly new and is currently developing, learning and growing. But that provides you with a good insight in the workings of setting up a programme!
The only issue would be is that I would like to know if so, and how much of the money towards volunteering at the programme goes towards conservation in Madagascar.
International Volunteer HQ responded to this review November 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Hi Jason, Thank you for your feedback and it’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Madagascar. 100% of the program fee is paid to our in-country partner organizations to cover your airport pick-up, program orientation, program supervision, accommodation, meals, 24/7 in-country support and in-country administration costs. Volunteers are able to request a program fee breakdown from the local team when in-country, however as you have now completed your volunteer program please feel free to contact your IVHQ Program Coordinator, Louise, to request a copy of this breakdown.