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 in 2019, and over 1,100 kids attend club every week.

As of 2019, 20,360 teens and counting
have been reached in Zanzibar.

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Zanzibar

  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Main languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
  • Kids reached 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 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 been growing ever since. So far, over 12,000 kids have been reached in 2019, and over 1,100 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 Zanzibar.

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Our impact

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Growth (2020)
Avg. Kids at Clubs 720 1,360 2,090 2,068 3,035
1,137
-62%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 134 296 381 548 632
193
-69%
Number of Ministries 8 10 12 12 12
10
-17%
National Staff 0 0 0 0 1
1
0%
DGL 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kids & Leaders to Camp 0 736 369 556 454 0 N/A

Prayer Opportunities

Pray that we can identify new Young Life leaders in Zanzibar to reach out to more kids.

Pray that kids who have committed their lives to Jesus to go deeper in their faith.

Pray for peace amidst the religious conflicts in Zanzibar that are affecting the country.

Pray for political stability in our country. Pray that instability will not affect our ministry as we are gathered a lot with teenagers.

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