Help to develop the Small Scale Industries Programs

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A experiência

Volunteers will help to develop the Small Scale Industries Programs (mainly women and youth) either for all the steps (from beginning to end) or for some steps, depending on the duration of their stay and their skills.

Activities: training, teaching, making local organic products (shampoo, peanuts...), sewing...

Participants under 18 can be accepted if they are accompanied by their parents or the authorized guardian(s). Families are welcomed.

Como você ajuda

5 horas por dia

Trabalho social: Ajude comunidades locais.

Taxa extra necessária

Valor: US$ 11 Por dia

Valor destinado a: Benefícios para os voluntários

Descrição: Participants are expected to pay participation fees of $11/day. It covers expanses for: - Airport/seaport pickups and drop-off - Accommodation (rent, water and electricity) - Food (3 meals per day) - General running cost of the projects It does NOT cover: - Medical/health services - All types of insurances - Relevant visas or permits - Pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses.

O que você ganha

2 dias livres por semana

Quarto privado: Você terá uma cama em um quarto privado, ou seja, um quarto só para você

Quarto compartilhado: Você terá uma cama em um quarto compartilhado, ou seja, irá dividir o quarto com outras pessoas.

Café da manhã: Você ganha café da manhã gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Almoço: Você ganha almoço gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Jantar: Você ganha jantar gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Descontos em hospedagem: Ganhe descontos para hospedar-se em outros hostels.

Carona na chegada: Te buscamos na sua chegada a cidade e damos uma carona até aqui.

Aulas de dança: Participe gratuitamente das aulas de dança no nosso espaço.

Aulas de idiomas: Participe gratuitamente das aulas de idioma no nosso espaço.

Use nossa cozinha equipada: Fique à vontade para usar nossa cozinha para cozinhar sua própria comida.

Certificado: Ganhe um certificado de conclusão quando for embora.


Inglês Intermediário ou Swahili Intermediário

Entre 18 e 80 anos

Recebe voluntários sozinhos, casais e duplas de voluntários

O que não está incluso

Passagens, seguro viagem, transporte e visto


The volunteers will be involved in some of the activities below or all of them, depending on their skills and interests, the duration of their stay and their energy. This will be the topic of a further discussion.
The PDS team will be with them to supervise and make the exchange with the community easier.

They will help to develop the following Small Scale Industries programs:
- Tailoring & Dress Making
- Make-up and Henna Painting
- Cake Decoration
- Sanitary Pads
- Local products
- Language Classes

Volunteers are encouraged to bring information, equipment and materials from their home country. They can also participate in buying the necessary equipment and materials in Zanzibar to help the development of the small-scale industries. It’s an opportunity for them to visit local markets of Zanzibar and to be really involved in the small sustainable business.

Atividades & Turnos

- Share your knowledge to improve the different programs (make-up, henna painting, cake decoration, sanitary pads, tailoring and dress making, language classes) using local available resources.
- Teach practical skills to the community (sewing pampers, making cheese, making chocolate...)
- Join local community members in the production process of handmade and organic products (shampoo, soap, spice tea, peanuts…)
- Give trainings in marketing, microfinance, quality control.
- Give computer lessons and/or bring equipment to help the community to manage their small scale industries.
- Give Language Classes (English, French, Arabic...).
- Visits of the small business owners graduated from PDS and advise them on what they can improve. Volunteers can even work with them and help them to develop their businesses.
- Provide new ideas of small sustainable businesses.


- Wearing long and appropriate clothes in order to respect the culture and religion of Zanzibar : long pants at least up to the knees, T-shirt which covers shoulders and stomach.
- It is forbidden to sleep outside of PDS accomodation during the mission. The volunteers must come back to PDS House every day before midnight (including week-ends).
- It is forbidden to bring or drink alcohol within the PDS House and to drink alcohol in front of locals in PDS surroundings.
- Smoking at the designated location in PDS House or in isolated places.