In Madagascar, CIS is commited to the local population’s development.. Several actions have been undertaken in a few months in the vicinity of CIS operations to combine know-how and a desire to improve the living conditions of the Malagasy population.
The “Institut National de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie (INTH)” and CIS Madagascar joined forces, through a partnership, to establish an Hostelry School in Tamatave. The University of Tamatave provided a building to house the school, and renovations are underway for the conversion of thisbuilding into classrooms, kitchen, reception and restaurant. The Minister of Tourism, Jean Max Rakotomamonjy has expressed its support for this project, which aims to overcome the lack of specialized institutions in training professionals in the sector. The aim of this project is to train 15 to 20 students per year on various aspects of the hostelry industry as of November 2012.
CIS Madagascar has also financed the construction of a nursery school in Tamatave with the NGO Saint Gabriel which had a successful experience in education (Anstirabe University with 5 000 Students). The building, located on a 7000 m2 plot has three classrooms and a sports field, all of which can accommodate a hundred underprivileged children. True to its trades, CIS Madagascar will provide a hot meal per day to students, as well as uniforms and school supplies.
The creation of a pilot farm of laying hens also falls within the training objective of CIS Madagascar. This farm, entrusted to poor families, will host a training and apprenticeship farm managed by a specialist who will assist families by allowing them to manage the operation in a safe and efficient manner. CIS is then committed to purchase the eggs production so as to guaranty revenue to the elected families.
CIS assists its clients in searching for positive economic and social impacts on the environment and the population. In this framework, an action was initiated for reforestation where 500 acacia trees were planted in a spirit of conviviality and solidarity with the General Manager and the CIS Madagascar staff, as part in the fight against deforestation.