Synergy Flavors Completes Construction of New School and Clean Water Resource in Madagascar
LEADER IN FLAVOR AND INGREDIENT manufacturing CONTINUES TO SUPPORT vanilla-growing REGION THAT CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TO THE GLOBAL food and beverage INDUSTRies
Wauconda, IL, February 2021 – Synergy Flavors, Inc., a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, has announced the completion of a new primary school in Antanapizina, Madagascar. The new addition joins eight previously built facilities funded by the company in partnership with the Madagascar Development Fund (MDF)
VIEW VIDEO OF THE 2019 INAUGURATION AND OF THE VANILLA PROCESS HERE.
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.
“We have worked closely with MDF over the past five years to drive transformative change throughout Madagascar by means of education,” explains Rod Sowders, president and CEO of Synergy Flavors. “We’ve 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.”
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:
- 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)
- Ambolomadinika, 2 schools (2019)
To learn more about the vanilla growing and harvesting process and Synergy Flavors’ commitment to furthering the education of Malagasy children and the economic growth of an impoverished country, please watch the company’s video, “The Vanilla Process & Giving Back.”
For more information about Synergy Flavors and its vanilla expertise, visit https://www.synergytaste.com.
About Synergy Flavors
Synergy Flavors, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry. Its Synergy Pure® coffee, tea, and vanilla extracts and essences capture authentic flavor and aroma from nature. Synergy offers high-quality taste solutions to inspire innovation that allows its customers to retain their competitive edge in a global market. Synergy Flavors is committed to sustainability and is taking active steps to reduce its carbon footprint throughout every stage of its business activities. Visit https://www.synergytaste.com for more information.
About the Madagascar Development Fund
The Madagascar Development Fund is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which finances small developmental projects throughout Madagascar. It carries out these charitable activities with impartiality and without regard for race, religion or political affiliation. MDF is dependent on funding from companies in Britain, Madagascar and elsewhere; charitable organizations; foreign governments; and generous individuals. http://www.maddevfund.co.uk/
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