Role at World Unite!: Instrutor and program leader for volunteering activities in the Jozani Forest area
Languages: English, Swahili
Mohammed is a biology teacher in Muungoni village. He has studied Wildlife Management and Nature Resource Management. Since 2012 he has been directing the environmental conservation and development activities of World Unite! in southern Zanzibar (Jozani Forest area). If you are staying at the World Unite! Forest Camp or at the village of Muungoni you will join Mohammed and his two assistants Mohammed and Saddam at the various projects.
Mohammed is also founder of the small reptile zoo "ZALA Park" and founder and board member of the "Muungoni Community Tourism Initiative", that arranges nature-based tourist activities in the region, and who is a main cooperation partner of World Unite! for excursions and ecotourism activities.
What do you enjoy the most about working at World Unite!?
I love the personal relations I get, and meeting different people, with different ways of thinking and attitudes.
What place in Zanzibar do you find most enjoyable to spend your leisure time at?
A non-touristic place called Mchangamle, and I like it because it is silent so I feel like I can find myself.
What is your favourite local food, and where can it be found?
Biryani kuku, and you can find it in most of the restaurants.
What should participants coming to Zanzibar make sure not to miss?
Paje and Jambiani, they are very long and clean beaches, with touristic points of interest.
Do you have any hobbies or special interests, and where can you do those in Zanzibar?
I love football. Both playing and watching.
What is the most memorable episode that you have experienced with a World Unite! participant?
Some time ago, a participant named Tim came. "Tafa" was his local name. He was very young and we became like a family. I also know his family. He taught me a lot of things, and he opened my mind. I remember the day he left he was crying. The good thing is that we continue talking.