Since 2018, PDS manages different Small Scale Businesses (SSB) 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.
Volunteers help to the development of the SSB either for all the steps (from beginning to end) or for only 1 step, depending on the duration of their stay and their skills.Apply Now
Teaching and Training: Train the SSB students and assist the local teachers in delivering the SSB classes.
Production Process: Join the local community in the production of a variety of items (clothes, homemade products…)
Marketing and Microfinance Lessons: Help the SSB students to promote, advertise and financially manage their new born businesses.
Computer lessons: Teach computer science to the SSB students.
Quality Control: Give trainings about quality control to help the community to have good quality products.
Partnership: Help us to find partners to develop and fund the SSB programs.
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, bakeries and so on, but we don’t have the knowledge.
Flexibility is required for extra activities.