Young Life Zanzibar

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Reaching the young people of Zanzibar

Young Life in Zanzibar began in 2008 and has been growing ever since. So far, over 20,000 kids have been reached this year alone, and over 3,000 kids attend club every week.

20,360 teens
reached in Zanzibar and counting…

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Zanzibar

  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Main languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
  • Kids touched by YLA: 20,360

Zanzibar summary

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. Even though it is considered part of Tanzania, Zanzibar remains separated as an island off of the coast. It keeps a separate flag and holds a very unique culture that sets it apart from the rest of Tanzania. A lush, tropical paradise, Zanzibar not only holds rich history and flavor, it is nearly completely inhabited by Muslims at 98.9%.

Young Life in Zanzibar began in 2008 and has been growing ever since. So far, over 12,000 kids have been reached this year alone, and over 3,000 kids attend club every week. It can be dangerous for leaders to share the gospel in Zanzibar. Yet these staff and leaders are faithful, and God has richly blessed the ministry of Young Life in Zanzibar.

Stories from Zanzibar

Our impact

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Growth (2019)
Kids Reached 2,289 4,980 10,020 12,564 16,670 20,360 49%
Avg. Kids at Clubs 395 720 1,360 2,090 2,068 3,035 46%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 67 134 296 381 548 632 15%
Number of Ministries 4 8 10 12 12 12 0%
National Staff 0 1 0 0 0 1 0%
DGL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Volunteer Leaders 16 25 50 66 91 139 65%
Kids to Camp 105 0 586 268 474 N/A N/A
Kids & Leaders to Camp 141 0 736 369 556 N/A N/A

Prayer Opportunities

Identifying new Young Life leaders in Zanzibar to reach out to more kids.

Kids who have committed their lives to Jesus to go deeper in their faith.

Religious conflicts in Zanzibar that are affecting the country.

Pray for political stability in our country as we are facing a national election this year. Pray it will not affect our ministry as we are gathered a lot with teenagers.

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