Social development activities

The richest natural environments in terms of biodiversity are located in the most isolated and least developed parts of the planet. While local communities are expected to take responsibility for protecting their environment and reducing the pressures they exert on it, their living conditions are paradoxically among the most precarious in the country. That’s why we’re committed to supporting them through a number of social initiatives.

Waste management

In the island and coastal villages of Sombori archipelago on the island of Sulawesi in IndonesiaWe’re setting up a comprehensive strategy to tackle the scourge of plastic pollution: community clean-ups of beaches and villages, setting up of a waste collection system, raising awareness among villagers and the relevant authorities and, finally, financial support for a local recycling industry.

Community waste collection on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi with ecovolunteers
Ecovolunteers and villagers come together to sort waste after a morning spent cleaning up the village together. Labengki, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Educational assistance

In Madagascar’s Makay regionIn the Makay region, we support access to education through a program to build, renovate and equip schools, as well as by supporting the training and remuneration of teachers, and by sponsoring young students wishing to pursue their studies outside the Makay.

Tsiazorambo school in Madagascar's Makay region
Inauguration of Tsiazorambo school in 2019

Development of agro-ecology

In the villages of the Makay, to ensure greater food security and diversification of the local diet, particularly in school canteens, we are proposing an agroecological farming model that has proved its worth elsewhere in Madagascar, along with the necessary training and recruitment, and are setting up school vegetable gardens.

Children visit the Sakoazato school garden