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Antsanitia Resort supports Amada

Enfants Amada


In 2009, the NGO AMADA came into being with the idea that a high-standard tourism project could not be developed in an environment where local people were struggling to survive. This organisation was created when the Antsanitia Resort hotel was taken over, with the aim of improving the lives of the village community.

It has a local link with the ADTIA association (Association pour le Développement et le Tourisme Intégré à Antsanitia), which brings together the inhabitants of the village community.

Our area of action is the Antsanitia sector, on the north-west coast of the island, 16 km from the nearest town, Mahajanga, the country’s 4th largest city. It is linked by a track that takes 45 minutes to reach the town.

All aspects of development are targeted: health, education, training, environmental protection, development of economic activities… The most important projects in which the association has invested are the construction of a nursery school, primary school and college, a dispensary, access to water and reforestation thanks to the tree nursery.

Although there is still much to be done, we are confident about the future, as the projects supported by AMADA are attracting tremendous support and participation from the villagers.

We would like to inform you that, as a guest of Antsanitia Resort, thanks to the 1% for the Planet programme, you are making a financial contribution to improving the living conditions of the community.

The AMADA project was born from the desire of Edgar Valéro:

“I discovered Antsanitia as a tourist in April 2007 with my family. I was enchanted by the place and very quickly enthused by the project’s “total” sustainable development approach.

To find out more about our organisation or to actively support us, visit the website:



How can I join the association as a customer?

You can support the Amada association in several ways:

  • By joining the association;
  • By making a donation;
  • We redistribute a percentage of the excursions made to the villagers’ association;
  • By helping us on site.

Don’t hesitate to pack a few books or small school equipment in your suitcases, these donations will always be welcome for the village school. What’s more, we redistribute a percentage of the excursions we make to the villagers’ association.

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How is the hotel involved in the community?

The hotel plays an active part in community life:

  • By educating the children;
  • The meals offered every day at the school canteen;
  • We play an active part in the refortestation;
  • And hiring village staff whom we train.

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