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Just One Ocean

Zanzibar Ocean Protection

Zanzibar island was once a paradise both above and below the water, but over fishing and plastic pollution are destroying its coral reefs and ocean habitats. One man is trying to raise awareness in order to protect the ocean, but he needs your help.
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In late 2018 we were contacted by Haroun, an English teacher from Zanzibar. He had been working as a snorkel guide for a local dive shop and was shocked about the state of the reefs, the fishing practices used by local fishermen, and the trash on the beaches of his island, Zanzibar. He tried talking to the fishermen and the local people by explaining the fragility of the environment and its ecosystems and the need to keep them clean and in good health. He realized that most people he spoke to didnt know the importance of a healthy environment nor that their behaviour was affecting the environment in such a detrimental way. Haroun decided he needed to take action! He started a project of raising awareness through education.

During the last months of 2018 Haroun visited several schools in the local area. He gave presentations and took the kids out to the beach for a beach clean so they could see in real life what he was teaching during his presentations. The response he received was overwhelmingly positive and as a result many people joined his project. A movement called the Zanzibar Ocean Protection Foundation, was born!

Encouraged by the positive response Haroun decided he needed bigger plans and consequently, money. He contacted Just One Ocean to ask for help. We liked Harouns enthusiasm and the fact that this is a local project focused on education which is essential to solve the ocean pollution issues. We also love the fact that kids actually get to clean a local beach so they can see the difference that their actions make.

Haroun is ambitious when it comes to raising awareness and cleaning up the islands beaches, he wants to take his presentation and beach cleans to the entire island of Zanzibar. The plan for 2019 is to visit 40 schools and do 27 beach cleanups. He needs beach cleaning materials (rakes, gloves, buckets, etc) and teaching materials (laptop, microphone, projector). They will also need to organize transportation to get around. The entire 2019 project is budgeted at around UD$1500. This is where you come in.

We need your donations to make this happen in Zanzibar so please donate. All funds collected will go towards Harouns project and we will keep you updated on his progress through our social media platforms.

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Just One Ocean

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Without the ocean life on earth cannot exist. Our mission is to work towards resolving some of the major issues facing our marine and coastal environments. By supporting research and raising awareness we can help to protect and conserve the ocean for future generations. Help make a difference today

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