We’re supporting coastal communities to develop the skills they need to diversify their livelihoods and manage their marine resources sustainably, from school scholarships through to environmental education and technical training.
Sustainable living from the sea through community-led seaweed farming.
In Madagascar, members of the community of Belo-sur-Mer – primarily women – have taken up the challenge of village aquaculture. I had no future before seaweed farming. My sons had left the village, and I could not support myself because...
Building capacity and strengthening networks – a participatory approach to invasive species management in Belize
The Pivot I can clearly remember waking up at the crack of dawn to the view of a breathtaking sunrise and the voices of eager volunteers who couldn’t wait to gear up. The savory aroma from the kitchen lingered like...
Challenging the norm: new student scholarship scheme in Belize
Students in the coastal village of Sarteneja are now being supported with their education and receiving additional training.
Women in Fisheries 4: an interview with Hani Nusantari of JARI
Back to school time
A short film from southwest Madagascar shows young people returning to class thanks to your support.
Mangroves matter! Spreading the word in Sarteneja
Dianeri grew up thinking mangroves were a nuisance, but now she’s teaching the next generation how important they really are
The power of education
Rosemary Hartley didn’t expect her Blue Ventures expedition to have such a focus on education, but found it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her Madagascar experience.
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – E-louise
E-louise was one of the first students to be supported by a Blue Ventures scholarship when they first began in 2007, and she’s now an intern within our education programme!
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Angelot
Angelot has always been incredibly motivated to continue his education, and now he’s studying Biodiversity at the University of Toliara!
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Lucia
Lucia was one of the first students to receive a Blue Ventures scholarship when the education programme was launched in 2007. She’s now studying geography at the University of Toliara.
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Emilienne
Having been a Blue Ventures scholarship beneficiary for four years, Emilienne is now working for us as a member of our community health team!
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Stephan
Stephan Maheny Denis has such a positive outlook on life that you would never guess the hardships he and his family have endured. His story perfectly exemplifies the thirst for knowledge, against all the odds, of many young people in...
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – Narison
The first blog in a new "Scholars in Profile" series marking the 10 year anniversary of our Education programme supporting youth in the Velondriake area.
A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance
Feno Hanitriniala from our Education team leaves Madagascar for the first time so that she can bring back an increased knowledge of marine management to the youth of Velondriake
Unrivaled: a celebration day for the girls club of Andavadoaka
Women in Velondriake are becoming increasingly dynamic and motivated to make change, and girls are, at the same time, the result and the future of this expanding movement.