Zanzibar Recycling Program – ZAREPRO


We are Zanzibaris with a developmental spirit toward clean environment and waste management. We are aware of the increasing of solid and liquid waste in Zanzibar Archipelago that takes a lot of landfill and above all, is now affected our health since we use the old way of burning waste garbage.

As we know that Zanzibar is like many other African countries that they don’t have an adequate resources or proper waste development management to tackled the issue. This situation has alarming us to established Zanzibar Recycling Program – ZAREPRO in the year 2011 in order to provide education, rise awareness about recycling activities.


To educate the community and other stakeholders about recycling and have a better understanding on the issues affecting environment and waste contamination.
To raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and three terms of RRR Reduced, Recycling Reused  and how it can be done.
To impact and empower the community in order to be engaged direct or indirect into activity.


To facilitate recycling program for the clean and sustainable environment.
To reduce the number of landfill and eradicate waste contaminated diseases.
Motivate the community to engage on waste collection activities in order to generate their own income.
To create job opportunity to the individual who are interested to collect waste material and sell them to ZAREPRO
Milele Zanzibar Foundation

The Milele Zanzibar Foundation is a non-profit organization duly registered in Zanzibar on 20th of February 2014 under Societies Act No.6 of 1995 with registration number 2251. Our work complies with all federal and local regulations and we maintain a zero policy for corruption, bribery or any unethical activity. We work with good people that dedicate themselves to improving the lives of others.

Translated from Kiswahili to mean, “Forever Zanzibar Foundation”, Milele Zanzibar Foundation began in 2014 as a small initiative by a group of concerned individuals from Zanzibar and around the world to improve the quality of life for the people of Zanzibar.

Addressing some of the most persistent development gaps on the archipelago and targeting the most remote and under-served areas of Zanzibar, we have made some foundational strides and are now beginning to see some incremental change.

With a focus on education, health, and livelihoods in line with five of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Milele Zanzibar Foundation is working closely with a diverse network of partners from the government of Zanzibar, local non-profits, and international NGOs, and has been able to deliver large scale infrastructure, capacity building projects, and developmental programmes to our constituents.

Our work over the course of three short years has impacted the lives of over 200,000 Zanzibaris and included construction of clinics, school renovations, water pipeline and irrigation projects, farmer subsidies, publication of school books, women and youth empowerment projects, green jobs training, teacher training and development, and financing for micro businesses.
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Imagine you are in a road with a long congested jam that cause significant delay to your work station or other destination , getting close to the Traffic signals , you see the Red Light is ON indicating that you have to stop the engine, Suddenly a bright Green Light turns ON and you are read to go ahead and move on with your journey with full swing.

Similarly as the name implies Green Light Foundation is committed and dedicated towards reducing or removing all stops, bumps, obstacles, stumbling blocks, barriers, impediments, barriers, disincentives, hardships, hindrances, hurdles and all challenges and problems that students, teachers, young people and general population of Zanzibar, Tanzania face that hindering or hampering their efforts and their endless journey to Education and Social Welfare, and Economic Development.

Notably, it is evident that within Zanzibar community we are already witnessing an annual ever- increasing of Development problems caused by various reasons. Most of these problems caused by lack of development knowledge to the community, increasing of school drop-outs to students, lack and poor employment opportunities, Environmental Degradations, and lack of proper knowledge in harnessing Information Communication Technology (ICT). Obviously this fact pose a very big challenge to our society as most of the community members loose hope of life, as they see and consider prosperous future for them as a distant dream. Consequently, these desperate community resort to and engage in a number of unethical, immoral and criminal activities including drug abuse, domestic violence, prostitution, burglary, terrorism, etc. Indeed it is of utmost paramount importance for everyone, deliberately to take individual and collective initiative, effort and responsibility that will ensure restoration of new hopes to the Zanzibar Community as our moral duty and obligation.

This can best be achieved by creating, supporting and promoting community awareness and participation through Supportive Development Educational efforts that encourages the community to become more obligatory and morally conscious and responsible public.
members organize together consent, without being forced and establish this GREEN LIGHT FOUNDATION in collaboration, corporation and support from all sympathetic and goodwill individuals, institutions and organization, commits itself and strives to address the above mentioned problems accordingly and appropriately. We also envisioned a safer and greener planet through encouraging, mobilizing and facilitating best environmentally friendly alternatives and sustainable environmental practices for the benefit of today and tomorrow Generation.
GREEN LIGHT FOUNDATION is a Non-profit, Non-governmental organization(NGO) based in Zanzibar, Tanzania that was originally founded and registered in 2013 as Gando Development Association (GDA) by a group of concerned and goodwill individuals from Zanzibar who themselves have encountered difficult and challenging situations towards accomplishing their Life goals due to the difficult social and economic conditions that they were facing in their journey to Education and other Socio-economic Development. GLF has been officially inaugurated and graced by His Excellence Hon: Ayoub Mohammed Mahmoud, Urban West Regional Commissioner in ZIC Conference room at Mpirani Zanzibar on 11th August 2017, an event that went along with giving awards and prizes to the best students who have excelled in Form VI Examinations ACSEE 2017 results. Green Light Foundation is not a new Association but rather a continuation of a long time concerted personal efforts, patriotism and dedication by Mr Salim Mussa Omar, the Co-founder of this Foundation who has been using much of his time and energy to serve his community and support young people in Zanzibar to meet their Education goals.
GLF’s voluntary work benefits the students, teachers, academicians and young people in all Shehias in Zanzibar, specific focus is also given to the needy, orphans, school drop-outs, pregnant girls, marginalized and disadvantaged from poor background and the list includes people living with HIV/AIDS , people with Disability and other vulnerable groups.
GREEN LIGHT FOUNDATION (GLF) , a non- profit organization, was found and registered with Registration Number L.2106 in 16th January 2013 under the Societies Act No. 6 of 1995 in Zanzibar, Tanzania by a group of concerned, patriotic , goodwill and young individuals with the sole purpose of extending their hands to the community of Zanzibar and Tanzania at large towards tackling Education and Socio-economic problems facing Students, Teachers, Youth and General population such as, , School drop-out, Examinations failure, Unemployment , Drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and Misuse of the Environment.
Currently the Foundation is working in Zanzibar (/ˈzænzɪbɑːr/ ; (Arabic : ﺯﻧﺠﺒﺎﺭ Zanjibār) is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa, both in Unguja (Main Island) and Pemba. This includes both urban and rural areas around the isles.
In partnership and collaboration with others Stakeholders, GLF is meeting its desired objectives. Currently we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Zanzibar Insurance Corporation, Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA), People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) , Zanzibar Social Services Fund, Zest Group Limited, ZanFresh Supermarket. GLF work with schools both public and private ones, Qur’anic Classes, and other learning centers in order to accomplish their objectives.
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Ndoto Hub
Plot no. 539, Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani Village Dar Es Salaam

Ndoto Hub is an innovation hub for social entrepreneurs providing enterprise development and leadership support for young women. We bring them together through a competitive process to access workspace, business information, knowledge, markets and networks curated for their professional and personal growth. The hub is supplemented with a digital learning platform and member led community groups.

Ndoto Hub Mission
To propel the next generation of successful innovative women entrepreneurs.

Ndoto Hub Vision
For a prosperous Africa where women lead sustainable businesses and livelihoods.
Mikocheni B,
Rose Garden Road, Twiga Street,
House no. 8
P.O BOX 12652
Dar Es Salaam – Tanzania

Msichana initiative is an initiative established to advocate for girl child right to education in Tanzania. This includes addressing key challenges, which limit girl child right to education. The organization seeks to ensure this inherent right is given to all human beings without due regard to gender, discrimination, economic conditions, cultural, social and political justification.

To create a society with empowered girls, who are able to realize their full potential through advocating for girl child right to education.

To become the leading organization in advocating for provision of quality education and safe studying environment to all girls with aim of creating self –reliance, confidence and self determination.
022 277 4100
P.O. Box 66647,
1st floor FSM House,
614 Kimweri Ave.
Msasani, Dar es Salaam

Ubongo is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a non-profit social enterprise we create fun, localised and multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. We reach millions of families across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio and mobile phones.
Our Mission
To use top quality, localized edutainment to help Africa’s 440 million kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives.

Our Vision
To equip Africa’s next generation with the educational foundation, critical skills and positive mindsets to change their own lives and communities for the better.
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Umoja wa Kiislamu wa Uchumi, Elimu na Maendeleo – UKUEM
P.O.Box 170,

Islamic Association for Education and Economic Development or “Umoja wa Kiislamu wa Uchumi, Elimu na Maendeleo” (UKUEM in Kiswahili acronym) is a faith based non-governmental organization registered by the Government Registrar with certificate no 177 of 2nd January, 2002 under the Society Act no. 6 of 1995. UKUEM is administered in accordance with its Constitution and Regulations based on the Islamic Code of Conduct.
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S.L.P 4270 Maisara Unguja

The need to establish a public library in Zanzibar was emanated by the Hockey’s Report. Unfortunately the political changes in Zanzibar in early 1960s interrupted the project and in fact it was never implemented. The spirit to start a Central Public Library however has always been there and was revived in 1980s. It was USIS who asked permission to establish a library. The idea was accepted by Zanzibar Government and the Americans dispatched two containers full of books and furniture. Then the Ex-telecom was chosen as a good site for the new library. Unfortunately, the government of USA postponed this program before it took off. The books and furniture were given to Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Then the Ministry turned to British Council to get help to establish its own Central Library. In 1988, Zanzibar Public Library, the first public library was established in Zanzibar Town by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. The library was first located in the Ex-telecom Building which is now the famous Serena Inn. Later in late 1989 it was shifted to another temporary base in Vuga, near the Zanzibar High Court. Thereafter in December 1994 the first branch library was opened in Chake Chake, in the sister Island of Pemba. From April 2005, five district libraries are established in Zanzibar Island and three district libraries in Pemba. As starting point, these district libraries are temporary accommodated in the Teacher Centers (TC) which are well established and are located centrally in each district. Each Teacher Centre received two boxes of books and more books are to be supplied in September, 2006.
The management has also outlined its mission so that the current vision is realized. Among the mission are:-
To create conductive working environment for efficient and effective delivery of services;
To ensure good maintenance and provision of necessary facilities;
To ensure provision of good library service;
To purchase books, newspapers and periodicals;
To provide fast, adequate digital information through the use of internet services.

In the year 2004/2005 the Z.L.S had spelt its vision, that is:- ‘To have a society which is satisfied with good library and information services’


To help and support education, cultural, leisure and information needs for all peoples of Zanzibar and Pemba.
To enhance the library development in Zanzibar, the government passed the bill ‘Zanzibar Library Services Board Act of 1993’.Among the functions of this Board are:-
to promote establish, equip, maintain and develop libraries in the Islands of Zanzibar in search a manner as to meet the library requirements of the whole population there of;
to actively promote book reading and library use throughout the islands;
to set up, establish, equip, manage, maintain and develop documentation centers and to provide documentation services;
to initiate, sponsor, participate in, finance and assist in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy;
to provide an efficient and effective library service in both urban and rural areas, catering for the library needs of all sectors of the community;
to stimulate public interest in literature generally, and Swahili literature in particular;
to encourage the production and distribution of books and other literary works;
to provide the facilities and means for the study of, and for basic training in, the principles, procedures and techniques of librarianship and such other related subjects as the Board may from time to time decide;
to sponsor, arrange and provide facilities for conferences and seminars for discussion of matter relating to library and documentation services;
In pursuance of the above objectives and functions, the library engages itself
It conducts short courses for untrained library workers who operate the departmental libraries and documentation centers.
It helps schools, government institutions and NGO to establish their libraries or documentation centers.
It works with embassies or NGO’s to conduct special programs and paper shows.
It cooperates with TLA, AZLIS and SLADS to conduct seminars and workshops.
Offer services to students who conduct research.

The Zanzibar Library Services Board is a government organ under the Ministry of Education And Vocational Training (MoEVT). The president of Zanzibar appointed the Chairman and the Director while Minister of Education and Vocational Training appoints the remaining Board members. According to MoEVT’s organization chart, the Board is directly under the Minister. For day to day management of the affair of the libraries is under the Director who is also the Secretary of the Board and Chief librarian. The Director is assisted by two Assistant Chief Librarians, one is for Zanzibar Public Library and another is in charge of Pemba Public Library.

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TSN Foundation
Mikocheni Lighty Industrial Area
Siwa Road | Viongozi Road|Plot # 77
Dar Es Salaam

During the year 2015, Mr. Farough, the Founder Chairman of TSN group, wanted to get involved more into serving the community and formed TSN Foundation for this purpose.


TSN Foundation
Tanzania Youth Economic Forum

Tanzania aim to become an industrious middle income country by 2025. However, as the country transforms into a middle income country, the structure of the economy is likely to change. Increase in urbanization implies that most of the economic activity and growth will be clustered around cities and urban centers. The shift to economic profile and urbanization will significantly increase demand for products and new way of delivering these products and services to end consumers.

Equally, the development and adoption of new technologies is happening quicker than ever. What does seem clear is that the world is revolving more and more around technology and data. The winning economies of today already embrace these two ingredients, and it is clear that Tanzania businesses need to follow suit.

In that sense, “technology” and “data” are and will continue to transform the way our economy works and will disrupt existing business models, industries and companies. With these changes, there isn’t going to be a shortage of jobs, but it is clear that the nature of work will be different and new and more complex set of skills will be required. Inevitably, our economic model will mainly be in three forms;

The Platform Economy: Digital technologies change the way businesses are organized. Instead of hierarchical and asset-heavy companies, we will see more and more flatter companies/businesses with less assets and employees. Coordination of the assets and workers isn’t done by managers, but technology. This means that organizations can become more open, more like communities or networks (think Airbnb).

The Sharing Economy: Digital technology enables the sharing of under-utilized assets and peer-to-peer transactions (think Uber).

The Circular Economy: Digital technologies encourage companies to move from selling “products” to offering “services”. The emphasis shifts from ownership to access to the service. This means that business models will change, and companies will be forced to collaborate and partner more with parties outside their industries. A focus on services also means that there is more focus on “refurbishing”, “parts harvesting” and “recycling”.

The Change in economic models will significantly impact most of SME’s in Tanzania who are already struggling to keep growing their businesses with limited finance, lack of information, and numerous tax and compliance demands. However, they are equally an opportunity to most of SMEs as changes would mean that barriers of entry to small enterprises could well be lowered as the quantum of fixed capital requited of enterprises would go down as they use digital technology, build on digital technology, and innovate around digital technology. However, it also means that workers, to stay competitive, will have to master digital technology.

As a country, digital revolution would affect production systems which have sought to flourish by means of cheap labour costs as new emerging technology such as 3D printing and robotics will have much lower costs of production that alternative.

The disruptive change will also affect the services industry and trade sectors as most the cross border transactions will be digital with no tariff charges.

Industrialisation and moving up the value chain will therefore require us as a country to engage with this huge technological change that is happening. If we don’t, we will find ourselves not being able to use this as a force for good.

We have to adapt ourselves to this reality. The big question is how should we embrace these changes to fit in with a new economic self-portrait that is suitable for taking on 21st-century challenges?
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