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Support for ongoing projects has continued unabated in 2020 and now into 2021, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and online at Ocado. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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New School Build Project

"We have another school we want to build," SEED Madagascar informed us in early 2019.  "Could you assist?"  "Yes", we said and Trade Aid UK committed to the whole school build programme in a much needed area of Madagascar to start in 2020. Located in an isolated and rural commune, Mananara II Primary School exemplified the consequences of inadequate educational and sanitation infrastructure.

As the school building was destroyed by a cyclone a decade ago, the students and teachers currently utilise a local church as a makeshift classroom where the children complete only half-days of school. The church itself is in a state of disrepair and, often, classes have to be cancelled altogether due to poor weather.

To address these issues, Project Sekoly has aimed to provide Mananara II Primary School with a fully-furnished three-classroom building, two new gender sensitive latrine blocks, a new water source and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) education sessions. This would result in at least 225 children being granted access to primary education in the Mananara II community by project close.

Additionally, the new latrine block and WASH sessions would provide a safer learning environment for the children, equipping them with the basic hygiene knowledge and infrastructure necessary to minimise the prevalence of preventable disease.
 
With Mananara II being a three classroom school, it is bigger than Lanirano and the funding required is significantly greater than previous projects.

SEED was initially established as a Scottish charity, Azafady, in 1994 and became a registered charity in England and Wales in 1999. SEED’s basic aim is to alleviate human poverty whilst protecting a biologically rich but greatly endangered environment by empowering the poorest people of the region to meet their basic needs and establish sustainable livelihoods. If you would like to know more about SEED Madagascar and its other projects and volunteer programmes, then you can do so by logging onto their website at www.seedmadagascar.org

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