Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar

 
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar has received 1 donation
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Planting trees despite the cyclone weather
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Madagascar has experienced an exceptionally devastating cyclone season in early 2015. The severe weather and rain caused a lot of damage and made roads impassable and unsafe. We sent our founder’s nephew, a strong young man, who had to walk the last 20 kilometers on foot to reach our villages. Dr. Ihanta,...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Santa's visit to our schools on Madagascar
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Happy New Year! We got these great photos with the Christmas trees in our schools in Fiarenana and Fiadanana. We have so many beautiful pictures, it is hard to choose just six. We let them speak for themselves. Since 2007 Santa has been visiting our schools in rural Madagascar. This year he brought gifts with him of...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Putting two pictures together
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Sometimes it can be as easy as putting two and two together. Or, in our case putting picture and picture together. A few weeks back, preparing a presentation about Zahana at the Waldorf high school in Honolulu, we wanted to visually bring accross the impact of our reforestation program and show some new slides, they may not...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar has received 3 donations
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Our gardners' impact on community development
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends, Our two gardeners are community champions in our reforestation efforts. Their work positively impacts all of our activities in our villages. We had written the project report below with a special focus of the gardeners’ impact on our microcredit project, but since their activities are also vital for the...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar has received 5 donations
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    • HonoluluSprite
      HonoluluSprite I remember the pictures of Madagascar when I was growing up and admiring the wildlife of the World -- Madagascar was beautiful! My heart breaks to think of it as anything but the beautiful, green home to the fantastic wildlife that it was! I am so glad the community has taken it upon themselves to restore things! I'm... Read more »
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Yes, we can plant trees!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Our reforestation project is making our gardener Bary’s dream a reality: to live in the sea of green in Fiadanana, surrounded by trees he can leave as a legacy for his children. Most of the trees planted under the guidance of Zahana's gardeners have been growing well and seem to be strong. By now many are big...
    • 7 months ago
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    • Roberta Ward Smiley
      Roberta Ward Smiley Thank you so much for your work and an amazing progress report. YES WE CAN, Let's Get Planting!!
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    The brand new Health Center is inaugurated
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    For this project report is about the opening of the health center in Fiadanana, we have chosen the planting of a tree as the cover photo. This photo is indeed especially exciting for us, because it shows that planting a tree to commemorate a key event has become an integral part of village life. Planting trees has become...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Evaluating Zahana's reforestation efforts
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    There is just one good way to say this: This is a success! Our overall goal, when we launched this ambitious reforestation project, now almost two years back, was to have green village. A village surrounded by green trees, where more trees are continuously planted than are harvested for firewood to cook food. We are...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Update to our December report
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    In our world of constant Twitter, Facebook and YouTube feeds, it is an important reminder that not everything works - everywhere all the time - seamlessly. Dropbox is a marvelous invention. A few years back it made burning a CD obsolete plus saving a walk to the post office across town. Four weeks later the CD might drop in...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Tree are growing well
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    The awards ceremony for the three most successful tree planters earlier this year had a lasting result in our communities. In the village of Fiadanana the 2013 results are: 450 trees planted by the parents association 100 trees planted by students from Zahana’s school 1200 trees planted by the villagers. Fiarenana,...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Accounting for each tree planted so far
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    During the visit of the Minister of Health to our villages in July, personally handed out awards for individual reforestation successes. This important ceremony has reinvigorated great community interest in our tree planting efforts.  Distributing these awards, made everybody see and believe that Zahana really meant...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Awarding our reforestation efforts
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We wanted to thank all of you for the support of our reforestation project, especially during Earth Day. We were told by our friends in Madagascar to wait for a very special announcement relating to the tree plating that kept us wondering… But it is a special announcement indeed: The Minister of Health of Madagascar...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    A Health Center for our village!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We have very exciting news! Through the tireless efforts of our Malagasy team, we were able to partner with another organization to build a Healthcare Center in our village of Fiadanana. We are very excited that our small organization was able to build such a partnership that will benefit many thousands of people in the...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar has received 239 donations
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Planting trees to celebrate Women's Day
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    The reforestation efforts in both of our villages, still has widespread community support! As part of the celebration for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2013 a group tree planting has become an integral part of celebrations in the villages. The fact that tree planting has become a tradition and is not just seen...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Community tree planting Dec. 23, 2012
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends, On December 23, in conjunction with a site visit by Zahana for the Christmas celebration in our schools, both communities set out for a day long planting of a community forest. The Zahana gardeners had been growing seedlings for this event for the past few months, and from the youngest to the oldest everybody...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    A quick update via cell or mobile phone
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    The wonders of modern technology let us get updates from the village via text or SMS. A great innovation in a village with no access to postal service. (Slightly edited, as it was translated into English): November 2012 report: Fiadanana and Fiarenana: both gardeners getting ready for Zahana’s tree planting campaign...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Sending trees from the hospital to the village
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Some weeks ago, workmen were renovating a building at the hospital grounds in the capital. In the process over 100 young trees had to be dug out, to make room for the new building. One of the people working in the hospital, who knew of our reforestation efforts in the countryside, encouraged the workmen to dig out the young...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Planting trees on the way to the fields
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Poject Director
    Our tree planting project turned out to be our biggest success in addition with the school, that is also very successful. Both teachers in both schools have decided that tree planting will be an integral part of this year's curriculum as well. Our master gardeners are continuing to grow seedlings, often from seeds that...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    How to Video: we build a school
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends,A loose sequel,  inspired by to our last progress report about the water system and our participatory approach, The Tscherman Chef cooked something up again: a video with the community effort as ingredients. Development needs to be serious? (Although the issues sure still are.) If you spent 1 minute and 40...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Why we do it this way
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends: In this report we wanted to take a step back, and look at the bigger picture. We apologize for cross-postings in our GlobalGiving projects.The report has been inspired by watching the TEDx talk by David Damberger: “What happens when an NGO admits failure” and our recent webinar hosted by...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    The playful 'Bricks for Good Fund'
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We are honored that GlobalGiving, as one of only 9 projects, chose Zahana for their special ‘Bricks for Good Fund’, highlighting projects on water, education and reforestation.  Do you like to play with Legos®?  Do you like planting trees? Have you ever built a well, a school or even a tree with...
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar has received 21 donations
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Planting trees in the rainy season
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We just got a short report via SMS (or text message) from our villages: “Students and community planted: 5,550 trees in the village of Fiarenana. In Fiadanana 556 trees were planted by students and the women’s group”.  Taking advantage of the rainy season to plant trees is the best way to assure that...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar posted a progress report
    Planting trees next to the schools
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Both nurseries in our villages are growing lots of baby trees.  In light of the ambitious reforestation project the community in Fiarenana decided to earmark the 1199 baby trees currently in their nursery for that purpose (eucalyptus, acacia, bibasse. moringa and mango). Especially the mango seedlings are already quite...
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Organization

Zahana

Antananarivo, Capital, Madagascar
http://zahana.org

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

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