Zanzibar Youth Education Development Association (ZAYEDESA): About Our Organization

Zanzibar Youth Education Development Support Association (ZAYEDESA), a non- profit organization, was found in 1997 with the noble vision of tackling the socio-economic problems facing youth, such as, unemployment, school drop-out, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and misuse of the environment. Its’ mission is to support the Government’s initiatives to make youth self-sufficient by being productive through self employment following skilled vocational training and using their natural environment resourcefully.

The Chairperson who is also the First Lady of Zanzibar, H.E. Madam Shadya A. Karume, along with other goodwill community members took the initiative of forming this organization with the main target group being youth, to make a positive contribution and change. The Chairperson believes that the youth are the nations first priority for the future of Zanzibar lies in their hands.

Our Mission:
One of the greatest challenges facing Zanzibar today is the creation of employment and work opportunities for youth and enhancing their skills, in addition to raising their awareness and educating them in matters of health and their environment.

Our Core Values:
1) Promote self-employment and entrepreneurship
2) Promote continuous education/vocational training
3) Combat health issues (HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse, Mother and Child Care)
4) Promote awareness in environment protection and conservation

This piece is taken from the website of the Zanzibar Youth Education Development Association (ZAYEDESA).

See on-line at: http://zayedesa.org/z_aboutus.html

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