Known as the Spice Island, beautiful Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, alongside its idyllic white sandy beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. All of this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore. The initiative provides training and income opportunities for up to 50 young people and women at a newly developed plastic upcycling station. Participating youth and local artisans create products made of recycled plastic which will support the island’s communities. 750 local students will join an environmental education programme and 550,000 kilos of plastic will be collected per year - almost 20% of the plastic waste on the island of Zanzibar
Founded in Zanzibar in 2010 as a social, creative enterprise, Chako Zanzibar trains uneducated and unemployed young men and women to create handcrafted, upcycled items from waste. The aim is to empower, skill, educate, preserve the environment and contribute to the economy of this beautiful pearl in the Indian Ocean.