Since 2018, PDS manages different Small Scale Industries (SSI) programs. As PDS’ motto is “Jobs creation is our priority”, these programs aim at creating new jobs. Instead of just waiting for an employer to get a job, the idea is to create your own job by launching your own small business.
We provide practical skills according to the needs of the community in order to launch new small scale industries. Our long-term vision is to complete these programs with Microfinance knowledge (lending
money to the small businessess owners) in order to make all the new small businesses sustainable.
The Small Scale Industries (SSI) project is mainly focus on women and youth as they are the most impacted by unemployement issus. PDS teaches the practical skills through 3-months or 1-month
programs, with classes 4 times per week. The students are graduated at the end of each program. Our wish is to implement Microfinance so that we can give a microcredit to the most motivated students with the best business ideas.
Teaching and Training: Train and assist the local teachers in delivering practical skills to their students.
Marketing and Microfinance Lessons: Help the community to promote, advertise and financially manage their new born businesses. In addition to the practical skills, PDS would like to provide… Read more
Computer lessons: Teach computer science to the local participants of the program. You can also bring equipment to facilitate the programs.
Quality Control: Give trainings in quality control to help the community to have good quality products.
Partnership: In order to make sustainable project, PDS will appreciate if individuals and organizations partner with us for the implementation of this program. The volunteers are encouraged to help us in finding partners.
Visits of small businesses: Visit small businesses owners graduated from PDS and advise them on what they can improve. Note: Volunteers can even work with them and help them to develop their business.
Advantages Of Volunteering
Village Tour: Discover the community life and meet with the locals.
Zanzibar Food Tasting: Taste the real local Zanzibar food!
Visits: Discover the historical places of Zanzibar.
Swahili lessons: Learn Swahili language.
Visits of the local markets: Discover the life of the local markets by day and by night!
Cooking Lessons: Learn how to cook Zanzibar food.
Volunteers are encouraged to suggest or teach new ideas of small sustainable businesses. For example, we want to initiate paper bag making, leather belt, small toys, shoes, paper, Bakeries and so on, but we don’t have knowledge.
Flexibility is required for extra activities related to the theme.