Welcome to ZAFAYCO

Zanzibar Fighting Against Youth Challenges Organization

ZAFAYCO is a non – governmental, non profit –making membership organization established by two graduate youth after the realization of difficult and huge challenges facing them in 2011 and got its registration the same year Dec. 23, 2011 under Registration No. 1047 under the societies Act No.6 of 1995, known as “Zanzibar Fighting Against Youth Challenges Organization” now a group of youth became active in playing role in the development of their society.

ZAFAYCO leaders acording to Constitution are hierarchically arranged from Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Executive Director, Deputy Director, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Coordinator.


ZAFAYCO is dedicated towards promoting young people through awareness raising, capacity building and networking programs which are youth centered, environmental friendly and development oriented.


To see Zanzibar youth are very active and flexible in order that they can handle current economic, political and social challenges.


  • To bring together the youth of Zanzibar with a view of realizing and mobilizing their talents and potentials in the spirit of promoting social-economic development and protection of the environment.
  • To contribute towards enhancing youth health and social welfare
  • To organize the Zanzibar youth under one umbrella of solving their encountered challenges
  • To promote youth toward self-realization through awareness raising and capacity building.
  • To explore and explicitly seek an insight into the core challenges facing youth generation.
  • To collectively prepare youth to enter the world of globalization and its multidimensional implications.
  • To advocate for youth and women rights.
  • To equip youth with the knowledge of peace building and making them peace ambassadors


The Organization's main policy is the development of youth and women, by helping all that need help regardless of age, tribe, etc. The most pressing needs of the groups are identified through meetings with community and community leaders and possible solutions are worked out in partnership with them.

Civic Engagement

Civic education training to young people for spreading the message of peace and increase their participation in national development.

Economic Empowerment

Capacity building sessions to women and youth for effective utilization of available employement opportunities and create new ones for self-employment.


Working on health challenges facing young people by increasing availability and accessibility of health quality services to all.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental awareness programs that ensure sustainable use of natural resources and increasing community adaptive capacity to climate change challenges.


Our Services


ZAFAYCO congratulates 150 new young human rights advocates from Zanzibar schools and Universities and award them certificates of completion. This is the accomplishment of one year project implemented by ZAFAYCO and funded by the Foundation Open Society Institute from 2017 to 2018..

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ZAFAYCO has taken and implemented special program by empowering Zanzibar local leaders (Shehas) and their committees through exposing them to lobbying and advocacy as well as conflict management training. The program began in Mombasa Shehia with very successful stories. This program is self funded by ZAFAYCO institution

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In collaboration between ZAFAYCO and Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) prepared a youth dialogue on peace building process by using social media platforms. This dialogue brought together more than 70 participants including religious leaders, local leaders (Shehas) and young people in Zanzibar

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ZAFAYCO trainers in Pemba continue to provide the human rights knowledge in schools and universities through formed human rights clubs. This one year project funded by the Open Society.

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ZAFAYCO trainers in Unguja continue to provide the human rights knowledge in universities through formed human rights clubs. This one year project funded by the Open Society Foundation.

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A Zanzibari entrepreneur, Mr. Ghalib Machano (standing) speaking about the challenges he faces as an entrepreneur in Zanzibar during the entrepreneurship stakeholders convention.

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Together we make a History!
The future of tomorow depends on me, you and them. Through ZAFAYCO we transform Zanzibar and reflect the impact to the world through inspired and determined youth.

Showcasing of the Products of Pnvited entrepreneurs
ZAFAYCO Task Force
Constitutional Revitalization Dialogue
Zanzibar Youth Dialogue on P/CVE
Practical work on Matemwe Young Girls Project
International Cancer Day
Discussion on Youth Challenges
Human Rights Activists Security Training
Training to Young Nominated Politicians


The best messages from our inspirational leaders!

Great success is normally born from greater sacrifice, hardworking and team work, and is never the result of selfishness and laziness


Mohamed Ali


In fighting against evil or what ever is wrong, there is no limit. You never know when things might become better, so you better fight without hesitation


Ummukulthum Ujudi

V. Chairperson

Africa is boomed by youth generation, therefore deliberate measures must be taken to empower them by shaping their own prosperity


Abdalla Abeid

Executive Director

Don't be a parrot in life, be an Eagle. A parrot talks way too much but can't fly high but an Eagle is silent and has the power to touch the sky


Amnah Ibuni

Deputy Ex.Director

Do you have any questions?

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