Our community engagement

The Thanda Island team participates in a range of social upliftment programs on Mafia Island, which has approximately 60 000 people. The closest community village on Mafia Island is Ras Mbisi, eight nautical miles from Thanda Island. We are committed to the education of young people concerning sustainable resource utilization and fish harvesting, and education in marine conservation and the development of healthy sporting activities, such as football.

Coastal communities

Thanda participates in a range of social upliftment programmes on neighbouring Mafia Island, which has approximately 60 000 inhabitants. We are committed to the education of young people in sustainable fish harvesting, marine conservation, and the development of sporting activities, such as football. 

Upliftment

A new private tropical island will be opening its doors in April 2016. Thanda Island is the beach residence of Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist couple Christin and Dan Olofsson and is situated within southern Tanzania's Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve. Furthermore, Thanda Island seeks to mirror the conservation and community upliftment successes that Thanda Safari has achieved in South Africa by partnering with the Tanzanian Marine Parks on a range of marine conservation and education programmes in the region.

Star for Life

The Star for Life programme seeks to empower young people with the attitudes and emotional skills they need to focus on their school education and to make wise choices outside of school in order to stay healthy, positive and make positive contributions to their families and communities. This programme, founded by the Olofsson Family in South Africa in 2005, has supported over 500,000 school learners over the years to reach for their dreams and live healthy lives and now operates in four countries with a staff of over 115 people. 

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