PDS is a charitable organization which empowers the local people living in the rural areas of Zanzibar and poorly situated families to shape their future by providing access to additional education opportunities. Our main objective is JOB CREATION. We target mainly women and the youth, who are the most impacted by unemployment. PDS House is 30 minutes from Stonetown and Paje Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. PDS is the most affordable and trustfull organization of Zanzibar. If you don't want to choose between a meaningful experience of volunteering and a touristic trip, PDS is made for you.
In PDS, all the team takes care of each volunteer. We have welcomed volunteers from all over the world who participated in different programs to help our community in need and experienced local life. In exchange, PDS offers airport/seaport pick-up and drop-off, accomodation in a nice zanzibar-style house, 3 meals/day, some local visits as well as welcome and goodbye programs.
AVOID PDS! He only cares for the fee. School was closed in August. No project, he spoke suahili all the time, very impolite. Food needs were not met, dinner was a cucumber and bread.
I decided to leave after 1 week, even if I paid 1 month. He answered “ I won’t let you go”, It began a nightmare, He threatened to report me to immigration because I had a volunteer visa, so I was under his responsibility? He called the local leader and started making false accusations in order to make me leave the country. I had to request assistance from my embassy.
HE NEVER GAVE ME MY MONEY BACK!
about 1 year ago
It was owesome experience!! The community of PDS is very friendly, kind and helpful. The project is really interesting because is for developing talents and skills, with children, woman and teens. I recommend 100% the experience. You can learn a lot and at the same time you can help the project and the community.
over 1 year ago