The Maroantsetra Area Development Association (MADA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2010 with the mission of providing educational and economic opportunities to communities in the Maroantsetra area of northeastern Madagascar in order to protect the incredible biodiversity found there.

MADA provides scholarships for promising youth from rural villages to pursue education opportunities with a focus on the sciences. To this end, we have supported numerous students to attend school and complete high school.

We are also embarking on an exciting program to send students from Maroantsetra for short term learning exchange opportunities in science, technology and math.