About More Africa

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears”

Nelson Mandela

Our mission

More Africa is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Paje, on Zanzibar, founded in 2015 by the Dutch Ellen van Beers. The organization focuses on children and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities.
The main aim of More Africa is to help children and young adults with special needs by providing special education, physical therapy, medical help, training and/or meaningful daytime activities.

Our impact

More Africa’s school is open every Tuesday till Saturday. Every morning we love to welcome the children. In Africa it is quite common that disabled children do not go to school every day. To prevent this from happening at our school, Ellen picks the children up to make sure they come every day. On a school day the children are provided with the right special education, therapy and/or meaningful daytime activities.
Thanks to the existence of More Africa’s school not only do the children connect with each other, but also the families. We are building a local community, because we believe people can reach more together than they can reach alone.
More Africa is conscientious about the environmental and social impacts of our business. We aim to continually improve and monitor the environmental performances of the organization. By informing our children and community about the importance of sustainability, we increase awareness. An example is the beach clean-up day, which is organised on a monthly basis.
In order to run our project in a self-sustainable way, More Africa offers 10 beautiful bungalows with private bathroom, all located on the same premises.
All profit from the bungalows and other facilities will go straight to the special school for children and young adults with disabilities, so we can keep giving our children the education and therapy they deserve.
The concept of More Africa is very unique in East-Africa. While staying with More Africa guests will contribute directly to a good charity. By doing this you will feel the good in giving back during your stay.

Awareness

More Africa offers tours on the premises where we inform people about our work, but also the do’s and dont’s of tourism.
We will try to make people aware of these both positive and negative impacts of tourism.

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Sustainable Development

More Africa wants to professionalize its project from 2020 onwards. This means that we will work with sustainable development goals. More Africa wants to open a workshop where local adults with disabilities will be given a space to practice their profession. In exchange, they teach our children their profession. We also want to open a bike shop where our youth can refurbish bikes, which can then be rented out to tourists in our guesthouse.

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Restaurant

More Africa Guesthouse offers an exquisite restaurant, which will generate income for More Africa NGO and where our 18+ youth with disabilities have a place to develop themselves

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Handmade

Zanzibar has amazing artisans who make beautiful and unique products. More Handmade is a part of More Africa and works together with those amazing people and together we create, design and purchase our items and products. All artisans receive a fair price for their work and effort. Share the love!

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Working holidays

More Africa offers working vacations at More Africa Guesthouse where encounters between locals and visitors from other parts of the world are encouraged.

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