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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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more