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Creating opportunities for Zanzibaris

The TUI Care Foundation and Chako Zanzibar joined forces to create a cleaner Zanzibar - helping to protect the beautiful archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whilst fostering social and economic opportunities for its communities. At least 50 disadvantaged and unemployed young people are offered training and income opportunities at a zero-waste plastic collection and upcycling station. 


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





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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. 


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