Zanzibar has been the entrance of eastern Africa for centuries and it was here where most slaves were sold; and Indian, Chinese and Arabic merchants would arrive to trade their wares and buy spices, ivory and slaves. The history of Zanzibar has created a unique mixture of Indian, African and Arabic influences which can be seen on its people, food, culture and buildings style. People have lived in Zanzibar for more than 20,000 years. History proper starts when the islands became a base for traders voyaging between the African Great Lakes, the Arabian peninsula, and the Indian

The islands gained independence from Britain in December 1963 as a constitutional monarchy. A month later, the bloody Zanzibar Revolution, in which several thousand Arabs and Indians were killed and thousands more expelled and expropriated, led to the Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. That April, the republic merged with the mainland Tanganyika, or more accurately, was subsumed into Tanzania, of which Zanzibar remains a semi-autonomous region. Zanzibar was most recently in the international news with a January 2001 massacre, following contested elections

MISSION OF THE PROJECT

The mission of the project is to provide the best free education and medical care possible within the extremely challenging circumstances they have to work with.

NEEDS

The need for volunteers at the schools, orphans and  hospitals is huge. Next to assistance with the actual work, there is an on-going need for financial support to improve the situation of the hospitals.

ROLE OF THE VOLUNTEER

volunteer will be to support the project with the local staff in the different departments. You can assist with teaching, orphans care and community’s development. If you’re working in medical you can assist with HIV/AIDS testing for pregnant women, vaccinations for children, general care at the different wards and much more.