Lisa the “Teacher”



I’m Lisa, and I’ve spent two great months in PDS. I found a lively and welcoming atmosphere here, built by locals and volunteers together. During my stay, I mostly focused on establishing a microfinance project and had the opportunity to interact with many young and motivated students to whom I was giving trainings on accounting and entrepreneurship. I was engaged also as an English teacher, and it filled my days with joy.

I spent the weekends together with the locals and other volunteers, exploring the island and getting the most out of this colorful culture. The kindness and the smiles of the Zanzibaris are still in my heart, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience.

The people there called me “Teacher”, but I felt more like I was the student, learning from each one of the people I’ve met on my way.

I will always remember PDS as the place where I felt trusted and encouraged to give my best as a volunteer; and where positive impact on the community is being created every single day!

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