TZIVA is a small volunteer organization created since 2007 by the shared ambition of a few local people to provide technical, educational, and hands-on volunteer support to grassroots community projects on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, to improve living conditions of its inhabitants.
One of the biggest assets of the association is to be completely operated by local staff, which enables TZIVA to meet almost everyone’s interest by co-operating with other NGOs and local communities.
Its goal is to promote the culture and heritage of this beautiful country and to help the poorest residents in developing the skills and resources they need to achieve a healthy lifestyle and sustainable livelihood.
Services are provided to all people regardless of gender, age, tribe, ethnicity, disability or religion.
This organization is working under its constitution and is registered under the Societies Act with registration no 551 October 2007, Law of Zanzibar no 6/1995.

Our mission

The Association aims to build capacity among Zanzibar’s poorest residents, as well as to protect the beautiful natural resources of the island in a sustainable way. The goal is to improve the life conditions of the most vulnerable inhabitants by conducting different programs through the placement of skilled foreign volunteers and the provision of technical support and assistance to other NGOs, Community Organizations and grassroots groups pursuing compatible goals.

Our vision


  • To supply volunteers to teach different languages (example: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, or others, required because Zanzibar is a centre of tourism and is visited by different nations and the hospitality industry in Zanzibar is a main source of employment), Computers, Health and Technical Skills in schools, at the TZIVA location or in other NGOs and community-based sites.
  • To assist members who have been qualified through the training programs to find employment, when possible.
  • To promote co-operation between TZIVA and other associations engaged in similar objectives with a view to enhance mutual benefit and help.
  • To provide technical assistance, training, and consultative support to community-based organizations including schools, orphanages, NGOs and grassroots self-helping groups in the areas of website design, fundraising and organization development.
  • To promote ecologically sound alternative technology, arts and craft and other livelihood projects in order to help most vulnerable residents to develop their skills and resources to achieve a better life.
  • To promote access to health care for residents who currently lack adequate services, including prevention sources to fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS and consultative services for individuals affected by or at risk of this disease.
  • To promote the culture of Zanzibar and Tanzania through community events, cultural exchanges and education.