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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. In 2021, Young Life leaders knew 1,650 kids by name and over 500 kids attend club every week.

In 2021, 1,650 teens were known by name in Zanzibar.

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Zanzibar

  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Main languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
  • Kids Known by Name: 1,650

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 holds rich history and flavor, and it is almost completely inhabited by Muslims at 98.9%. 48% of the population is under the age of 18.

Young Life in Zanzibar began in 2008 and has grown into 11 different ministries. In 2021, over 500 kids attend club every week and 300 attend Campaigner groups. 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 Zanzibar.

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Our impact

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Growth (2021)
Kids Known by Name 3,283
1,650
-50%
Avg. Kids at Clubs 1,360 2,090 2,068 3,025 1,137
579
-49%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 296 381 548 632 193
322
67%
Number of Ministries 10 12 12 12 10
11
10%
National Staff 0 0 0 1 2
2
0%
DGL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Kids & Leaders to Camp 736 369 556 454 297 823 177%

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