Achievements & Goals



In 2011 Kawa Training Center started its first pilot training with nine trainees. Some of these trainees had already been involved in the tourism industry and they gained additional skills. Others had never been guiding before and are now working as qualified tour guides.

As years have passed by, Kawa Training Center has grown both in size and capability. Word has spread about the quality of training at Kawa Training Center and we now have an annual intake of 80-100 students. In 2015 we managed to rent our own building that accommodates all our training activities. We have an office, three classrooms, a computer lab and a small library.

We are conducting professional teaching in a range of subjects delivered by paid and volunteer teachers possessing different relevant skills and academic backgrounds. Our students are therefore some of the best qualified on the job market when they finish their education.

Between 2012 and 2020, 80 % of our students have found employment after graduating. This is a remarkably high number considering the extremely high rate of unemployment among young people in Zanzibar.

In addition, our students have developed a range of popular tours that are now being deployed professionally. These are the following: Stonetown City tour for kids, Ghost Tour, Street Life Tour, The Viko tour, the Daladala Adventure, Re-Cycling tour,the Jozani and Pete Nature explorer, Cultural night tour, Cooking workshop, Spice tour by bike and more.

Kawa Training Center is certified by the Zanzibar Department of Vocational Training. We are broadly recognized in Zanzibar as an active NGO that organizes and participates in trainings and workshops within the tourism industry. Kawa Training Center’s network encompasses government bodies as well as other NGOs that aim to enhance the possibilities for the youth to find employment.

The main objective of KTC is to train qualified Zanzibarians for the tourism and hospitality industry. Therefore, it is an ongoing goal for us to improve the quality and sustainability of the training and make sure that we keep on meeting the demands of the tourism industry as well as our students.

Empowering women through educating more girls

The courses at Kawa Training Center are empowering young people in general, but the girls that are following the training are also being empowered as women. Educated women in tourism and hospitality have great opportunities of generating income and with an income young women in Zanzibar are more able to make their own decisions and provide for themselves and relatives without depending on male family members.

The empowering potential of educating female tour guides is enforced by the fact that female tour guides have proven to be particularly spoken for by the tourism industry. So far, all our female students have found work immediately after graduating.

We put a special effort into having more young women join our courses and currently 50% of our students are girls. We will continue to focus on the gender equality problems within tourism and hospitality in Zanzibar.

Promoting Women in Tourism is a club run by female graduates and staff of Kawa Training Center

Creating awareness about the environment

Zanzibar is facing a lot of environmental problems, deforestation, waste, overfishing and so on. We teach our students about the importance of the environment and motivate them to become active in protecting the environment and creating more awareness about the wellbeing of our planet.

During the Environment and Sustainable tourism classes we focus on the impacts of Tourism, how to minimize the negative impacts and how to maximize the positive impacts of Tourism. We do beach cleanups, tree planting and visit local initiatives that aim to protect the environment.
Creating awareness about Zanzibar’s Historical and Cultural Heritage

Stonetown is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its unique cultural and historical heritage is something to be proud of and it also needs protection. Our tour guide program focuses on awareness and preservation of Zanzibar’s rich history. KTC has partnered in creating Stonetown walks covering fascinating highlights of Swahili culture in 6 different themed tours.
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We welcome anyone who can be of assistance in the realization of our goals to join forces with us.