The children of Antanapizina, Madagascar are set to benefit from a new primary school constructed by Synergy Flavors, Inc., a supplier of flavors. The new addition joins eight previously built facilities funded by the company in partnership with the Madagascar Development Fund (MDF)
Synergy Flavors and MDF expanded the scope of their partnership in 2020 to include clean water accessibility as an area of focus, in addition to on-going education initiatives. The recent construction of a new well in Ambolomadinika, completed in 2020, marks the first clean-water initiative Synergy has joined MDF on. The growing partnership with MDF symbolizes Synergy Flavors’ continued investment in the global community, contributing toward creating a more sustainable earth and encouraging balanced, healthy lifestyles for all.
Driving transformative change by means of education
“We have worked closely with MDF over the past five years to drive transformative change throughout Madagascar by means of education,” explained Rod Sowders, president and CEO of Synergy Flavors. “We have now widened our view to further contribute to a better world and give back to the underserved community of vanilla growers and processors by increasing access to and availability of one of the basic necessities of human life: clean water,” he added.
The new primary school in Antanapizina was completed in 2020. Though the inauguration has been delayed due to COVID-19, the school is currently open and available for community use according to their local guidelines. Additional plans to install a safe, clean water system near the new school in are currently underway. This facility in Antanapizina joins additional schools funded by Synergy throughout the region since 2016. The schools include: Besopaka, 1 school (2016), Ambohitrakongona, 1 school (2016), Farahalana, 1 school (2017), Antohomaro, 1 school (2017), Antsirabe Nord, 1 school (2018), Menagisa, 1 school (2018) and Ambolomadinika, 2 schools (2019).