November 2015

Pat, Janie and Janet's recent visit to Jambiani exceeded all our expectations. Before bringing down the final curtain, they had the happiest possible experiences - repeatedly hearing the heart-warming words from all those to whom ZAP has given help: "You have changed our lives".

October 2015

By special request, we bring you Janie's and Mr Topu's farewell speeches in Jambiani recently. For those of you whose Swahili is a bit rusty, there is also an English version of Janie's speech...

August 2015

No African holiday is complete without a visit to the local nursery school, and the new premises in Jambiani are some of the best! Read all about the tour by Rachel, a friend of the late Julia Upton whose legacy sponsored this wonderful project...

April 2015

ZAP presents Dr Hamza with a new bike as recognition of his long service at Jambiani clinic ...

February 2015

Following eviction from their old premises to make way for a new madrasa, and after two years in a rented building, the pupils of Millat Ibrahim have finally moved into their own beautiful new nursery school dedicated to the memory of Julia Upton ..

February 2015

Acclaimed young London portrait painter, Tsiana Maxted has painted some wonderful portraits of Zanzibar locals.

January 2015

We wish you all, wherever you are, a very Happy New Year. Sadly, 2015 will see the winding down of ZAP operations in Jambiani, but we are amazed and extremely proud of what we have achieved. You can read more in our latest newsletter which is online now ...

December 2014

Highlights from Janet's recent visit to Jambiani included inspecting progress at the new nursery school, congratulating successful students, and meeting the ZAP teachers at the village Primary School ...

August 2014

We were sorry to hear of the death of Douglas Perrin in August. Douglas was a volunteer English teacher for ZAP following his retirement, and he is still fondly remembered in Jambiani ...

August 2014

Education has always been at the forefront of ZAP's activities, and we bring you further news here of our activities at all levels, from nursery and primary schools right through to form VI and university level. Read on to find out more ...

June 2014

The two ZAP-sponsored teachers have now been in place for several months, and we report on the success of this new initiative as well as other support that we have been able to give to education in the village ...

January 2014

The latest news from Jambiani is now online in our newsletter. Concentrating our resources on education is really paying off - read all about our success stories as well as reports from the recent field trip ...

October 2013

Two new well-qualified Zanzibari teachers (English and Maths) have now been employed by ZAP to work in Jambiani Primary School. Read how ZAP's new initiative is set to make all the difference to the standard of education for our village children ...

July 2013

Taking advantage of absolutely all her baggage allowance, Janet crammed as much as possible into her suitcases for her field trip to Zanzibar in March 2013. Read on to get the full picture ...

May 2013

We have now equipped the fully-trained carpenters with tools and a workshop - in the ZAP lockup - and are delighted that they have started on their first order. They are building desks for the primary school, a double benefit for the village ...

February 2013

Joe and Mary Braitch's fourth visit to Jambiani was another exciting trip, making excellent progress with their own projects and catching up with ZAP's work ...

November 2012

The ZAP directors were extremely humbled to learn that one of our supporters, having already been incredibly generous to the people of Jambiani, has left a legacy which will last for many years ...

November 2012

We are sorry to report that, due to a technical hitch, contact forms and emails through the website have not been getting through. If you have tried to contact us recently and not had a reply, please do write again.

November 2012

The Autumn 2012 newsletter is now available to read online, or download and print. Read all the news from our projects in Jambiani and an important message from the ZAP directors ....

August 2012

ZAP administrator Janet and husband Graham had a hectic trip to Jambiani in July, co-ordinating the Headington visit and checking up on ZAP projects. It was extremely rewarding to see progress in the Boarding House, and to witness the excitement as new swings arrived at the Nursery Schools ...

August 2012

July 2012 saw the third visit to Jambiani of a group of schoolgirls from Headington School, Oxford. Instead of the usual visit to Mnazi Moja hospital in Stone Town, ZAP arranged for them to visit the cottage hospital in nearby Makunduchi, and the contrast was immediately apparent...

March 2012

Travel writer Mark Palmer recently visited Zanzibar, and ZAP was delighted to receive a mention in his article in the Daily Mail. Staying in Jambiani, he actually had a car problem sorted out at the JFW Autoworks! Read more about his trip to this extraordinary island...

March 2012

The new dentist's room at Jambiani Clinic is now fully equipped and open for business, with the dentist visiting weekly to treat a long queue of villagers...

March 2012

Once again Sophie de Winton provided a super Quiz Night, raising much-needed funds for ZAP with a thoroughly entertaining evening ...

March 2012

We are delighted to announce that Rosey Kingzett has been appointed as a Director of ZAP. A keen supporter for many years ...

March 2012

Joe and Mary Braitch are keen ZAP supporters who have undertaken the new solar project entirely on their own initiative, under the ZAP umbrella. Here is the story so far in their own words ...

February 2012

For the first time ever, Jambiani Clinic will have a regular dentist, thanks to two wonderful ZAP supporters who provided masses of new dental equipment which Janie delivered during her recent field trip ...

November 2011

Open for business and business is brisk! At long last the two ZAP-trained mechanics are employed in running the brand new Jambiani Fundi Autoworks, ZAP's most ambitious project so far...

February 2012
Calling all Quizzers!
August 2011
Kili Climbers 2011 - scaling the heights for ZAP
July 2011
Another successful visit for Headington team
London Brighton Cycle Ride in June
Forthcoming Field Trip
June 2011
Jambiani Fundi Autoworks open for business
May 2011
Spring 2011 Newsletter now available
April 2011
Well done Sophie!
March 2011
First visit to Jambiani for ZAP supporters
February 2011
Annual Review 2009/2010
News of ZAP Christmas/New Year 2011 Appeal
January 2011
Students write to say Thank You to ZAP
London Marathon Quiz Night
ZAP website takeover and new Blog coming soon
A new source of help for ZAP
ZAP's Aims for Christmas and New Year 2011
December 2010
Christmas 2010 Newsletter from Jambiani
October 2010
The London Marathon 2011
September 2010
Jambiani Clinic - ZAP visit and Film Crew report
CAS4ZAP Headington Girls visit report
Fundi Workshop report and new plan for Motor Mechanics
Update on Jambiani Community Academy
ZAP Boarding House in Stone Town
August 2010
Seaweed Farming in Jambiani - back-breaking job for the ladies
Zoe runs for ZAP!
July 2010
Headington School visit to Jambiani - a student's report
Recent trip to Jambiani
June 2010
ZAP opens new Jambiani Community Academy
Lucy Kerr's big swim for ZAP
May 2010
School link Headington Girls head for Jambiani this summer
April 2010
Spring Newsletter
Marathon effort raises 3,000 for ZAP!
A school girl writes about ZAP's work in Jambiani
Medical students from the UK visit Zanzibar
March 2010
London Marathon - Emily runs for ZAP!
Power restored in Zanzibar
February 2010
Power crisis deepens in Jambiani
January 2010
STOP PRESS! Power and Water crisis
ZAP Grand Quiz Night A fundraiser to remember
Crisis deepens in Zanzibar
December 2009
Power Cut in Zanzibar
Jambiani Fundi Workshop opens for business
November 2009
Liz Rose (VSO Volunteer) - final report
October 2009
Latest report on the JFW (Jambiani Fundi Workshop)
September 2009
Fundi (Tradesmen) Workshop - Latest
August 2009
Sponsored Cycle Ride ZAP North2South
April 2009
Simon Oliver - Volunteer English teacher - reports on experiences in Jambiani
REPORT from Mr Vuai, Computer Teacher and general Tutor (evening classes)
Liz reports on the new School Library
March 2009
A Day's Outing
Liz Rose (VSO Teacher/Adviser for ZAP): Latest blog from Jambiani
January 2009
JAMBIANI WATER PUMP (North villages) A huge achievement
December 2008
ZAP Christmas News Letter
November 2008
Liz Rose - VSO Teacher/Adviser - latest Report
September 2008
Nan Oliver's report on Ladies Sewing Co-op
Star Fund-raisers visit report
WATER PROJECT - sub-villages: UP & RUNNING!!
First impressions from Liz Rose, VSO volunteer
August 2008
ZAP 'Star' Fund-raisers' first visit to Jambiani
July 2008
News Update
May 2008
Houghton Hall Fund-raising success
April 2008
Spring Review of ZAP Activities
November 2007
Christmas Newsletter
September 2007
Volunteer Reports
Volunteer Reports - Olivia Boyle & Emily Gerard-Leigh
July 2007
Newsletter - Janie's visit
February 2007
ZAP Newsletter
January 2007
Cholera Report
Daktari Diary
August 2006
Volunteers report

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