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NGO’s Management Training

If you have experience in NGO’s management, organize workshops, trainings or lessons to teach PDS team and/or under-graduated and graduated students from different universities of Zanzibar. Themes of the trainings can be: Project write-up, implementation and evaluation  Financial management (budgeting, accounting…)  Professional Partnership and Sponsorship skills training Event organization and management  Note: Volunteers are encouraged … Read more

Other activities with kids

Indoor and outdoor games: Participate in the organization of games which stimulate learning and creativity. Local games will be introduced as well as foreign ones from the volunteers.  PDS Got Talent: Help to organize this talent competition for kids. You can even get the chance to be one of the judges.  Physical activities: Contribute to … Read more


Participants will be accommodated in PDS House for volunteers in Kibele, Tunguu, Zanzibar. Some volunteers might be accommodated with host families of the Tunguu Community in Unguja Island, or in Tumbe village in Pemba Island, Zanzibar. Participants might share a private room with other volunteers.  There are either female only rooms or male only rooms … Read more


Food will be provided 3 times a day in PDS House or in the local houses, depending where the volunteers stay. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance.  Participants are expected to help in preparation of some meals as part of the exchange.

Airport/Seaport Pick-up

Volunteers will be picked up by PDS members at their arrival at Zanzibar’s airport. If the participants buy a flight from their home country to Dar Es Salaam’s airport (Tanzania mainland), please note that they will need to reach Zanzibar on your own (by boat/ferry or by plane). In this case, PDS members will pick … Read more

Marketing and Microfinance Lessons

Help the community to promote and advertise their new born businesses.  The participants of this program will have the opportunity to provide their financial contribution to support Microfinance Institution. The project’s entry point is at the village level through vocational training programs offered by PDS. Once the students are graduated, PDS team will ask them … Read more

Production Process

Train, teach and/or join local community members in the production process of a variety of items (homemade soap, clothes making, homemade jam, hot sauce, coconut milk etc…) and other women’s programs (make-up, henna painting, cake decoration etc…) using local available resources.  Note: The volunteers have the option to participate in buying the necessary equipment and … Read more

PDS is a charitable organization which empowers local people living in the rural areas of Zanzibar by providing skills and additional education.