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5CPV project (2014 -Today)

In Madagascar, 80% of the population (rural areas) is excluded from any access to information. This project proposes to provide access to information and training to students and adults in five isolated villages without electricity. It consists of a training-computer-electricity package.


This project constitutes a proximity approach, facilitating access to knowledge for all, including women and young girls, who are often excluded from activities outside the home.


DEFI has financed : 

  • The relay computer centers equipped with a server of 4 Raspberry Pi allowing access to educational, cultural and recreational content to the Villagers.

  • The production of electricity, through renewable energy sources (solar panels, wind turbines) in these isolated and densely populated areas in order to sustain the initiative. 


9 centers are now in place thanks to our support in Madagascar in the regions of Vakinankaratra, Amoron'i Mania and Alaotra-Mangoro. 

On June 5, 2014, the 1st village computer center was inaugurated in the village of Sahanivotry

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Training of school teachers

DEFI 3 : For an efficient basic education (2015-2018)

The nations that know how to equip themselves with efficient education systems will give themselves solid chances of success.

It is in this general context that this project aims to improve the educational systems, both in terms of pedagogy and content, in Madagascar.


Since 2000, DEFI has been promoting science and technology education and citizenship in elementary school in the least developed countries of the South, by advocating an active pedagogy inspired by La main à la pâte.


The objectives are to :

  • Strengthen the capacities of education actors through the dissemination of an active pedagogical approach inspired by "La main à la pâte" (LAMAP), contextualized in Togo and Madagascar

  • Promote exchanges between education actors, beneficiaries and partners of DEFI

  • Contribute to social dialogue on the role and importance of education in development

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In one of the poorest countries in the world, the economic environment is essentially rural, and agriculture is by far the main activity. However, cultivated areas occupy less than 5% of the total surface area, and traditional cultivation techniques persist and only allow low yields.


The primary sector occupies the first place in the national economy and employs more than 70% of the active population.

The "staple" food in Madagascar is rice. However, the country imports this commodity to compensate for the lack of local production.


The idea is to build a mechanical community water mill in the Vakinankaratra region of Madagascar, in order to operate different mechanical machines, such as a rice huller or a water pump.


AQUEM Project : Improving the Quality of Education in Madagascar (2016-2019)

The AQUEM project is in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Madagascar.



The project corresponds to training courses over a period of 3 years given by great trainers (including INFP and/or ENS trainers) and accompanied by a follow-up.


The trainings will take place in 3 sessions: 

  • 1st session on ESFI (Investigation Based Science Education) and on the fundamentals of this pedagogy;

  • 2nd and 3rd sessions of deepening (evaluation, production of resources, deepening and adaptation to the constraints: number of students and available materials)


The Mandriankeniheny school

Project : « Water for Mandriankeniheny » 

The Mandriankeniheny school, located in a rural area in the CISCO of Antsirabe 1, Vakinankaratra region, is deprived of access to water and proper sanitary facilities, resulting in a lack of hygiene. Established in 1959, it has a dilapidated well and 3 unsanitary latrines for 362 students. The water from the well is drawn by hand, and there is no protection to preserve its purity.


The absence of a viable water source and the unsanitary conditions of the latrines do not allow for proper sanitary conditions, which has an impact on the health of the students and greatly hinders their concentration.


The project will allow:

  • The installation of a new, deeper well to provide sufficient water. The well will be equipped with a play-pump to draw water while providing a recreational game for the students. 

  • Construction of new latrines 

  • The construction of a school canteen, fed by a vegetable garden irrigated by water from the well! 


Water to improve the learning conditions !

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