Name: Gabriel Michael
Position with World Unite!: Participant support
Languages: English, Swahili, Iraqw
Gabriel is the younger brother of Adelina Michael, our country coordinator Tanzania. Since 2015, he is part of our support team in Zanzibar. Gabriel, who has studied Finance and Accounting in Moshi, is also keeping track of our finances in Zanzibar. Like Adelina, he was born at Lake Manyara and belongs to the Iraqw tribe.
What do you enjoy the most about working at World Unite!?
I really enjoy learning foreign cultures through our participants from various international countries.
What place in Zanzibar do you find most enjoyable to spend your leisure time at?
I like to spend time at Zanzibar's beaches – for example the beautiful beaches in the east and north of the island. Apart from that, I also enjoy spending time at hotels or restaurant close to the beach.
What is your favourite local food, and where can it be found?
My favourite foods are mkate wa ufuta (coconut bread), fries with mishikaki (stick BBQ), biriani etc. It can be found in all local restaurants. The best local restaurants are Lukmaans and Mash’Aallah.
What should participants coming to Zanzibar make sure not to miss?
They should not miss beautiful day trips where they can see various parts of the island. They should also make sure to see different historical sites in Stone Town.
Do you have any hobbies, and where can you do your hobbies in Zanzibar?
My hobbies are swimming, playing billiard and surfing on the internet.
What is the most memorable episode that you have experienced with a World Unite! Participant?
Some participants prepared my 25th Birthday party – that was a surprise and it was very enjoyable.