Youth&Woman Empowerment Program

Fursa Kijani Youth Program

A youth empowernment program, that trains young Zanzibaris in a 4-months practical Permaculture training and internship, making them rady for emplyemtn as gardeners and faramers, and enabling them to start small entrepreneurship activities in organic activities, which we call ECOpreneurship.

Year 1 - Completed Pilot Phase

Pilot Phase September 2016 – September 2017

Out of school youths from Unguja and Pemba islands // Permaculture internship program (4 rounds):

2-week practical PDC (60 pax total)

3 months internship at FTSC (40 pax total) // 25 employed by FTSC after internship, plus other employers

Year 2 - ongoing

April 2018 – March 2019

Out of school youths from Unguja and Pemba islands //Permaculture internship program (2 rounds):

2-week practical PDC (40 pax total)

3 months internship:

FTSC (20 pax) employment // PPIZ (20 pax) multipliers and Ecopreneurs

Continued support on: Establishment of Eco-Businesses // Multiplying activities with the local community // Finding employers and getting employed

Eco-business ideas: Natural Medicines, Moringa Products, Glass & Plastic Upcycling, Solar Dried Products, Energy Efficient Cooking (Hot Boxes, Solar and Rocket Stoves)