Azafady's Construction Department aims to provide vital education, water and sanitation infrastructure in order
to build local capacity and improve the well-being of disadvantaged communities in south east Madagascar. It adds value
across all other departments, particularly through the provision of infrastructure as part of the Community Health Department's
projects such as Soaiegna and Magnampy.
Azafady has been building primary schools in rural villages since June 2006 in partnership with the Regional Education Authority. In 2010-2012 Azafady provided several new fully furnished classrooms to two critically under-resourced middle schools and is presently focusing on revisiting old primary schools to carry out vital repair work.
Azafady is responding to overwhelming demand from rural communities for access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities through the provision of infrastructure including wells and latrines. Project Salama saw the Construction Department working together with the Community Health Department, combining infrastructure provision with hygiene education.
Azafady is providing desks and benches to several under-resourced primary and middle schools in Fort Dauphin. This project aims to improve rates of school attendance while enhancing learning conditions and educational prospects for children in Fort Dauphin.
Azafady is building and repairing clean drinking water wells in rural villages while training community members in basic pump maintenance to ensure the sustainable use of this vital infrastructure. Motivational and educational activities promoting the importance of using these protected water sources are being facilitated by Azafady's community health agents.
Azafady is working with 200 of the most impoverished households in Fort Dauphin to provide them with hygienic SanPlat latrines as part of this project that includes mobilisation and awareness raising activities relating to the importance of improved sanitation for community health.