Workng with a reputable agronomist, Best of Zanzibar trained 60 farmers from Kijini nd Mbuyu Tende in modern and better agricultural methods in order to increase productivity of horticultural crops, for the purpose of supplying the two schools with produces to sustain our school nutrition program and to the resort in future. It is our expectation that the outcome of these trainings will create self-employment for the farmers by engaging in profitable production of agricultural crops through innovation and adopting of best practices.
BOZ has fully sponsored an 8 months course in business entrepreneurship and tailoring for 6 women at Barefoot college in Kinyasini. Once they graduate from their training the 6 women are required to train other women from their villages at the Best of Zanzibar centre at Kijini/ Mbuyu Tende to promote further skills development.
Sustainability of program:
BOZ and Barefoot College will closely monitor the women at their center to ensure the program is sustainable and productive.
We expect the women to be self-employed and generate an income for themselves and society at large. This will be achieved through the sales of the products they make e.g. uniforms, textile products and cloth sanitary pads promoting women’s health. This will be connected to the menstrual education in the Kijini and Mbuyu Tende schools.
Best of Zanzibar has funded the construction of the USD 16,000 disabled center in Shauri Moyo as well as providing 4-wheelchairs, computers and furniture for the center to be fully operational. The center is a day program that provides a creative learning environment for more than 30 adults and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Vice President of Tanzania Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan was the guest of honour at the ceremony where she laid the foundation stone and commended Best of Zanzibar for their work on the center and urged the community members to take care of the premises as well as support the disabled community in the area.