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 Welcome Ideas
U.S. Nonprofit Incorporation December 2017
Zanzibar NGO Registration March 2018
US IRS 501(c)(3) Determination August 2018
About Us
Welcome Ideas is a US based 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation, operating in Zanzibar, Tanzania as a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Through education, support, networking, and pop-up facilities, Welcome Ideas helps members of the local Zanzibar community develop, finance, and operate their own tourism related businesses. By encouraging and enabling entrepreneurship in the tourism sector, Welcome Ideas hopes to reduce the economic leakage associated with tourism in Zanzibar, allowing the tourism economy to better benefit the local communities. Our programs and recruitment efforts are targeted at the economically disadvantaged, the youth, and the women of Zanzibar, individuals often left out of the tourism sector on the island.
Zanzibar Board of Trustees & Staff
Ahsante Sana!
Ahsante sana means thank you very much in Swahili.
Thank you for opening the first quarterly newsletter of Welcome Ideas. We hope you enjoy reading about our programs and all of the exciting work of Welcome Ideas!

Whether you’re a monthly donor, a one-time donor, or even if you’ve never donated to Welcome Ideas before – we want to thank you for your interest in the work we do on Zanzibar.
It’s been an exciting two years as we’ve worked on designing our program, raising funds, and opening our school. Thank you for being a part of it!
We’ve put this newsletter together to update you on some of our achievements and successes. Now that our programs are underway, we anticipate this newsletter will be produced on a quarterly basis. In fact, we have a few ambitious students who would like to create a Welcome Ideas newscast on YouTube.
At the end of the day, we want to ensure you’re informed about the work that we do and, if you are a donor, we want to make sure that
you have a clear understanding of how your money is being spent.
As we continue to share with you our progress, we look forward to introducing you to more of our students and their small tourism businesses or business ideas. We also plan on introducing you to our
team and the people who make the work of Welcome Ideas possible.
Thank you for your support whether it’s emotional or financial. So many people have truly “wowed” us with donations big and small. We hope that the work we have done makes you proud and warms your heart - it certainly warms ours.
We’re looking forward to many more years of updates and successes. We know that this is just the beginning. Thank you for being a part of it!
   Kind regards,
Kenn Scott President
Abdul Mohamed In-Country Director

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