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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date March 15, 2019

Today our Environment Club put the 3 R's into practice while learning how to make recycled paper charcoal! Paper Charcoal is a great alternative to regular charcoal because it reduces dependency on forest wood, thus preventing deforestation. It's also a great way to recycle paper, a major contributor to waste here in Zanzibar! To boot, it's very easy and cheap to make (and fun!)!! What a great way...

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Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date March 13, 2019

March 8 was International Women’ Day, a day recognised around the globe to celebrate women and promote change for gender equality. It’s a day to both reflect on the progress and achievements made, and a day to call for further change! Here at EQWIP HUBs, Zanzibar we had a full house to celebrate, from all our staff, volunteers, students, and alumni to VTA students, SOS Children’s Villages, Daraja...

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Employment

Career Fair 2019!

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date March 6, 2019

We hope everyone put their CV’s to good use, and made a few good connections at this Saturday’s career fair! We had a great turn out of students, which was fantastic to see! Thanks to our YIF recipients who came out and helped us run our booth! There’s no one better to explain the EQWIP HUBs Youth Innovation Fund, and how it helps propel youth forward through entrepreneurship than you ladies and gents!...

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Foundational

Goodbye Farida!

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date February 18, 2019

Last week we celebrated one of our most beloved staff here at the Zanzibar hub! She’s been with us since September of 2016, and it’s now time for her to move onto another project. We’ve been so lucky to have her with us and we’ll miss her greatly, but we couldn’t be more proud! Congratulations Farida, we wish you all the best! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to EQWIP HUBs! You'll be...

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Tertiary

Women's Workshop

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date February 15, 2019

Yesterday afternoon we held a women’s only workshop at the hub! We talked, laughed, and cheered each other on through a number of team building activities and games! Then we opened up the floor and created a safe space for everyone to open up and talk about some important issues together as women. Thanks for all our lovely ladies that came out and joined us – we had a great afternoon too, getting to...

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Entrepreneurship

International Development Week

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date February 12, 2019

In honour of International Development Week, we invited some of our female alumni to come into the Hub and speak to the current students about their up and running businesses! Thank you ladies, it was great having you back at the Hub ☺ We always love hearing your stories and how your businesses are continuing to grow! For those who missed out, check our facebook page for other alumni success stories...

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#PlasticRevolution

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date February 8, 2019

We joined the #PlasticRevolution this Thursday as we part took in a community wide beach clean-up to welcome the Flip Flopi dhow to Zanzibar's shores! The Flip Flopi dhow is the worlds first boat made entirely from plastic waste and recycled flip flops, and its crew are sailing their message about around the globe about the harm of single use plastic! Thank you everyone who came down to the beach Thursday...

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Foundational

Computer Club is back!

  • Author Vanessa Faulkner
  • Publication Date February 4, 2019

Computer club is back in full swing at the Zanzibar Hub, led together by our lovely Tanzanian and Canadian volunteers! It was the perfect time for a little word refresher and computer back to the basics before our CV writing workshop tomorrow afternoon! We encourage all our students to come join us at 1:00pm at the Hub to get those resumes career ready!

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Foundational

New cohort at the Hub! Karibu!

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date December 13, 2018

The Zanzibar Hub is full house this week with a new cohort of students ready to learn more on Personal Development, Communications, Leadership, Financial, Digital and Market Literacy and eventually develop their skills in entrepreneurship and employability. Wish you all the best!

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Success Story: Zanzibar Hub Environmental Club

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date December 3, 2018

A big project has been completed today! The Zanzibar Hub Environmental Club has finished his flag embellishment project on EQWIP HUBs campus. Over than 50 students have contributed to the many steps required to construct the plastic bottles wall and the garden. They have all learn they can reuse and recycle plastic to turn it in something useful and beautiful and clean their environment at the same...

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Happy graduation to Cohorts 18 and 19!

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date November 30, 2018

EQWIP HUBs team and our local partner, the Vocational Training Authority, have celebrated the HUB 9th graduation ceremony and the cohort 18 and 19 completion of the program. We are very proud and wish all the best to every employability and entrepreneurship students!

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Napenda mazingira!

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date November 9, 2018

Zanzibar HUB participants now have an Environmental Club providing many activities! The club's members have painted old water bottles to create beautiful flowerpots to decorate the HUB but also to collect water from AC systems. They also have done a big clean-up of the campus and are now working on water bottles walls to embellish the HUB campus. What a team!

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Employment

EQWIP HUBs is not all about entrepreneurs!

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date November 1, 2018

It also trains great future employees like Hassan who has find a job as Assistant Fuel Controler at Zan Tours, a company specialized in transfers and other touristic services. Unemployment in Zanzibar is a big issue and find a job is quite a challenge for youth like Hassan. EQWIP HUBs supported him to improve his CV, create a LinkedIn profile and prepare him for job interviews. He gave a nice presentation...

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar - Ibrahim

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date October 18, 2018

Another success story today! Ibrahim has started his own business with the help of EQWIP HUBs. Ibrahim offers to his customers to incubate eggs until they hatch and become chicks. Great ideas like Ibrahim's become real with EQWIP HUBs! #youthforward #EverydayEQWIPHUBs

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar - Khamis

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date October 18, 2018

Meet Khamis, a young entrepreneur who has completed the EQWIP HUBs program and has received the Youth Innovation Fund 6 months ago. His shop Khamyun Alluminium and Glass Workshop located in Jumbi, Zanzibar produces doors, windows and aluminium boxes for various stores. EQWIP HUBs continues to support him by providing advise on finance and marketing. From all EQWIP HUBs team, good luck in your future...

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Foundational

CV Workshop

  • Author Maggie Charest-Poulin
  • Publication Date October 15, 2018

All students have been given the chance to complete their CV. A workshop was provided on October 1st. So far, 36 CV have been completed. This aims to help them find a job and built a career of their own.

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar - Ayman

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date May 21, 2018

Before signing up with EQWIP HUBs’ training program, Ayman’s story was like many others youth in Zanzibar – one of frustration. Despite completing Secondary Education through the public-school system in Tanzania, there was a gap between the skills she had learned and those that employers were seeking. The story is a familiar one in Zanzibar, as only 17% of the workforce is employed by companies; most...

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar - Halifa

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date May 14, 2018

When a friend gave Halifa a brochure promoting the training programs offered by EQWIP HUBs, he already had a well-known shoe making and repair business. Halifa’s model was to build shoes using an integration of his own leather craftsmanship and rubber provided by discarded car tires, which formed the soles of the shoes. Although the business was working, he wasn’t satisfied. According to Halifa, people...

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar - Asia

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date May 8, 2018

Asia is not quite like anyone who has spent time in the EQWIP HUBs offices in Zanzibar. She is distinctly determined, astute, and charismatic; a unique set of characteristics that make for a formidable business woman. It’s this profile that allows her to successfully operate two separate businesses dealing in the selling of completely different goods. It was while setting up her original enterprise—a...

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Earth Day, 2018!

  • Author Laura McLean
  • Publication Date April 27, 2018

This year, EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar took part in two Earth Day activities the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. The first event was a beach clean-up on April 21 organized by Sazani Associates in collaboration with EQWIP HUBs and other environmental organizations here in Zanzibar. Over 80 students from local high schools showed up and with the help of volunteers to coordinate, we were able to collect over...

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Year Three In Review

  • Author Laura McLean
  • Publication Date April 3, 2018

As EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar has completed its third year of the project, we will reflect on the past year and all of the amazing successes the Zanzibar hub has had. We have had 12 Canadian volunteers join our hub, 7 long-term and 5 short-term. These volunteers filled the roles of the Environmental Sustainability Officer, Business Advisor, Gender Advisor, Youth Participation Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation,...

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International Women's Day 2018

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date March 9, 2018

On March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD), EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar held a large event to celebrate the occasion. The focus of the event was on the empowerment of Zanzibari women and sharing inspiration stories of women who have been successful. All too often we focus on barriers and challenges that women face; this event was about returning positivity to the day and engaging with the theme of IWD this...

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Ever wonder how the Zanzibar Hub is able to meet its yearly programming goals? Through collaboration and clear communication with our partners and extended network during its quarterly Initiative Advisory Team (IAT) meetings. The IAT plays an advisory role for providing guidance and recommendations to ensure input and participation of key stakeholders in decision-making and implementation of activities,...

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Launching of the Innovation Fund in Zanzibar

  • Author Maria Luz Siva
  • Publication Date June 28, 2017

As June comes to a close, Eqwip Hubs Zanzibar marks the closing of applications for our first round of our Innovation Fund. Launching at the beginning of May, eager youth had been awaiting for the roll out of this fund, which awards successful applicants with grants to assist their business plans or start ups. Over 50 aspiring young entrepreneurs took part in an intensive week-long application...

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Thank you for a great year!

  • Author Maddalena Vani
  • Publication Date March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 EQWIP HUBS (Zanzibar) Mwanakwerekwe, Zanzibar City Tanzania As we come to the end of our second fiscal year and reflect on our achievements, we would like to thank you for the support you have provided EQWIP Hubs (Zanzibar). Your participation has helped us greatly in advancing EQWIP Hubs commitment to youth livelihoods. Your support has allowed for 183 youth from Zanzibar...

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Mahafali March 2017

  • Author Maddalena Vani
  • Publication Date March 21, 2017

Tunafuraha kutangaza kuwa EQWIP Hubs Zanzibar imefanya maghafali ya tatu kwa washiriki wake wa mafunzo ya Awamu ya 6 na 7 . Ambapo jumla ya washiriki 73 wamefanikiwa kukamilisha mafunzo ya miezi 3 na kupata taaluma mbali mbali ikiwemo mawasiliano, Uongozi, Ukomavu wa kifedha na uelewa wa kidigitali . Tunafuraha kumshukuru mgeni rasmi Naibu Waziri ofisi ya makamo wa pili wa rais na wageni wengine...

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Communications Workshop at the VTA

  • Author Maddalena Vani
  • Publication Date March 13, 2017

EQWIP Hubs Zanzibar imetoa mafunzo ya Mawasiliano na ushirikishwaji kwa watendaji wa Mamlaka ya Vyuo vya Amali Zanzibar. Shukurani ziwaendee wafanyakazi mahiri wa VTA ambao wamehamasika kuwawezesha Vijana kutafuta kazi au kuanzisha biashara zao wenyewe. __ EQWIP Hubs Zanzibar engaging the Vocational Training Authority in Zanzibar in communications and engagement workshops! Thank you to the wonderful...

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Tarehe 8 Machi ya kila mwaka ni siku ya Wanawake Duniani. Watendaji na Washiriki wa EQWIP HUBs wameadhimisha kwa kufanya uwasilishaji kuhusu masuala ya Usawa wa jinsia na burudani ! Ujumbe wa mwaka huu wa 2017 ni # Sisitiza mabadiliko , ambao ulikuwa ni mahasusi kwa EQWIP HUBS kama unavyohamasisha kila mtu kusaidia " Kufanya Dunia ni sehemu bora ya kufanya kazi - shirikishi na yenye usawa wa kijinsia" Kwa...

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Employment

Employment Training in Zanzibar: Now Underway!

  • Author EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar
  • Publication Date May 3, 2016

Karibu, or welcome, to EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar! We excited to introduce a new youth program to Tanzania, and especially to Zanzibar City. Like the rest of Tanzania and East Africa, Zanzibar has a massive youth population. Unfortunately, about 33% of youth belonging to this age demographic, is unemployed. Despite the unemployment, the youth in Zanzibar are incredibly talented – they simply lack the...

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