Who we Are

Pamoja Youth Initiative is an independent youth led non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit making organization dedicated toward empowering Zanzibar youth to realize, utilize talents and potentials in propelling socio-economic and political development in Zanzibar.
Pamoja Youth Initiative was officially registered as a non-profit organization on January 21, 2015 with registration number L.2344 under Zanzibar’s Societies Act Number 6 of 1995.
Pamoja Youth Initiative searches for collective efforts to engage, empower, and transform youth to have active role in developing themselves and support positive changes in Zanzibar.

What we want
Young people in Zanzibar realize and use their potentials and talents to transform their lives and contribute towards socio-economic and political development in the country.

What we believe
Young people have POWER, and if meaningful investment is made to them they can be part of transforming the world into a better place for everyone to live.


We envision the strong society where by youth are able to use their potentialities in developing the society


Pamoja Youth Initiative is dedicated to strengthen youth involvement and participation to realize and utilize their potentialities through youth capacity building towards the development of the society

Our Core-Values
Our core values make us unique from other organizations and drive our work, policies, and strategies and in our relationships with our beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders.

  • Accountability: We take personal accountability in all our actions and we want our partners, stakeholders to reflect accountability in their works
  • Leadership: We want to impart leadership mindset to the young people so that they can make positive changes in themselves and to the society.
  • Sustainability: We are striving to see how our work can sustain by creating sustainable solutions that can create lasting impact.
  • Voluntarism: We believe in the power of voluntarism and we want to cultivate that mindset to the young people and to the community.
  • Empowerment: We seek to build a society whereby young people are empowered to create positive changes.
  • Collaboration: We believe in working together to create changes and spearhead positive transformation.
  • Diversity: We strive to create an inclusive culture in which differences are recognized, valued and celebrated.