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Maono Foundation

Average Rating

  • Nungwi, Tanzania
English, Swahili
Organization Description
Maono Foundation is a non profit organisation working to support and empower vulnerable communities in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It was established in 2015 to respond to the needs and challenges affecting vulnerable community members in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Our aim is to equip marginalized individuals with the skills and resources they need to reach their full potential and take their rightful place in the community. Our programs give practical care and support and focus on providing quality education, improving health standards and empowering youths and women through skill building and vocational training. We want to encourage communities to develop a higher interest in learning, gain confidence and equip them with relevant skills to be self-sufficient and lift themselves out of poverty.
Childcare / Children, Education, Environment
Skills Needed
Health, Business planning skills, Community development , Flexibility, Sport , Microfinance or Small business assistant teacher, Fundraising, Project managment, Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, Creative Art
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$105 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Internet
James Orimosi
Maono Foundation Average Ratings
We were a team of four helping James to set up/register the organization this year and it was a great and above all rewarding experience. Don't be fooled by the postcard views - apart from the luxurious hotels and touristy restaurants the island is rather undeveloped and the communities are struggling with environmental problems, corruption, education and more. There is a lot to be done in Nungwi and the foundation needs your support. James will do everything to make your stay memorable and as a treat you are only a few minutes away from the beach. I absolutely recommend to volunteer for the Maono Foundation and would do it again anytime.
My experience with James has filled me in. I volunteered for one month in Nungwi within Maono Foundation. With 5 other volunteers, we helped registreting the foundation, starting the organisation, teaching three classes in Zanzibar School of Hope, creating the educational background to have the best learning environment possible. I discovered a really welcoming community in Zanzibar, met many amazing kids, saw breathtaking landscape and profit from the Zanzibarian way of living! James made everything easy for us, from the beggining to the end, we had a really good time together and a strong cultural sharing. I recommand Maono Foundation to whoever wants to meet the real local people besides the coconut trees and the beaches.