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Pioneer Madagascar Programme

The Pioneer Program of SEED Madagascar, a United Kingdom-based non-government organization working on humanitarian, environmental, and sustainability projects in Madagascar,...

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Lemur Research and Conservation Program

Looking for a wildlife experience like no other? Join SEED Madagascar in Madagascar and help to conserve the fragile and unique environment of southeast Madagascar, as well...

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Community Construction: School Building Program

This project supports the building of rural schools in isolated and beautiful remote Malagasy villages. This is the scheme for people looking for a fitness-building outdoors...

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English Teaching Programme

SEED Madagascar's English teaching programme provides a fantastic opportunity for both TEFL-qualified and inexperienced English teachers to gain experience planning and teaching...

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SEED Madagascar Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Definitely worthwile

Choosing to go with Seed Madagascar was the right choice as so much effort is taken to ensure that the community and wildlife is positively affected by their work. Local guides were very friendly, spoke good English and could spot wildlife from a mile away- including from a moving car! Activities included surveying frogs on a night walk, measuring lobsters at the beach and replanting endangered trees, and there was plenty of time to take photos and take in the beautiful landscape of Sainte Luce. Camping is definitely not an issue, especially when brown lemurs visit the campsite and you are always 2 minutes away from the forest where there are chameleons, geckos and mouse lemurs! It's definitely a worthwhile experience, and I wished I had organised to spend more time travelling around Madagascar.

Program: Lemur Research and Conservation Program

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Away from it all

Have you ever dreamt of going far away but never dared to? That was a long time me but then I decided that going to Madagascar would be worth it and with the help of Seed it became an unforgettable experience. I taught English to local staff members in one-to-one sessions - a luxury situation which I rarely have as a teacher over here. The students were great and it was a pleasure working with them. The impressions of my time spent with a lovely Malgache family and my students are still with me. I would definitely love to come back.

Program: English Teaching Programme

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    5

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

Nice experience

Staff and organization were pleasant to work with, I would volunteer again maybe in another program. I enjoyed my time and would have stayed longer if I could. The city is small enough to walk around comfortably and there are plenty of taxis around otherwise. Schools were starting a English speaking club, the start was a bit rough with attendance but hopefully with time things will improve.

Program: English Teaching Programme

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

An inspiring teaching experience

Taking a career break, I wanted to find a voluntary project with the right combination of challenge, reward with a dose of adventure; the Seed Madagascar English volunteer project gave me just that. The teaching was varied and intense, but deeply rewarding, with engaged students and lots of smiles. Take the chance and volunteer for as long as you can manage, you’ll see a unique and warm view of a really wonderful country. I’ve come back energised by the people and the place.

Program: English Teaching Programme

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

An exceptionally well run and satisfying program

My time in Madagascar with Azafady was absolutely fantastic. I volunteered with the pioneer scheme for the maximum time of 10 weeks, from the start of January until the middle of March. During this time we undertook three separate projects, as well as assisting with conservation and reforestation work.
Our first project was finishing off a new school for a village called Mahatalaky, located about 4 hours away from the main town in the south, Fort Dauphin. Next, we proceed on to a set of hamlets on the coast, collectively know as Sainte Luce; here we constructed from start to finish a new studio for an affiliated charity, Stitch, that teaches women how to sew and gives them a channel through which to sell tbeir products. Finally, we returned to Fort Dauphin to assist with sanitation research and latrine construction.
What really sets Azafady apart from other similar volunteering schemes is the difference that the work you undertake makes. It is exceptionally rewarding knowing that what you have done will truly make a difference to the local people who have been given, simply due to where they were born, very little opportunity in life.
Azafady is an extremely well run charity, the local guides and staff make you feel entirely welcome and are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They help you learn the local language and get immersed in the culture and community. The work you undertake is fun, challenging and above all, satisfying. I would highly recommend anyone to sign up

Program: Pioneer Madagascar Programme

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