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About Zacadia

The Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association (Zacadia) was formed in 2012 as an association of passionate Zanzibaris who act as a bridge between Zanzibaris in Canada and the Zanzibar homeland, and work to foster, promote, encourage, facilitate and coordinate help for Zanzibar. 

Zacadia works with representatives and associations in Zanzibar-Unguja and Pemba islands who assess community needs and then the Canadian team identifies ways to meet those needs. Zacadia envisions a country (Zanzibar) where abject poverty, ignorance and disease among the common people are reduced. 

In Zanzibar, Zacadia's efforts fall mainly in the areas of health, education, climate adaptation and social services support, including:

  1. Supporting orphans with parental care
  2. Supporting old people with basic necessities of life
  3. Supporting poor kids with school fees
  4. Building toilets, supplying furniture and used equipments/tools from Canada, upgrading and repairing schools in rural areas
  5. Building water wells for the rural people in Zanzibar
  6. Repairing and upgrading rural Healthcare Centres
  7. Running healthcare clinics in Zanzibar, like checking the BP and sugar levels of rural people
  8. Helping to improve education and healthcare in Zanzibar
  9. Supporting communities in climate change response

Special Project: Mikoko Kwanza - Mangroves First

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Mikoko Kwanza is a special project of Zacadia to restore and protect the mangrove forests of Pemba Island, Zanzibar, where climate change is threatening livelihoods and our environment. The project engages local community members to plant mangrove trees and provides education about the importance of these trees in stabilizing shorelines and preventing erosion, protecting biodiversity and ocean habitats, and sequestering carbon. 

Support the Mikoko Kwanza Project

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This project is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association Affiliate Community. They work closely with communities in Zanzibar-Pemba and Unguja islands to identify challenges and meet needs.

Visit our Affiliate Communities page to learn more about how it works and connect directly with Zacadia.

Affiliate Communities

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