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KWANINI CSR INITIATIVES

The Kwanini CSR Initiatives aim is to supply the local community with the tools they need to create their own future – on their terms.
The program is striding to support, help educate their young and help the local people to preserve this unique place for future generations.
The initiatives started as an project from local people living nearby The Manta Resort. Beside of The Manta Resort the project has been supported by Kwanini Africa, Resort Investors and Dive360Pemba.
Kwanini Initiatives is a tool to start creating the link and co-operation between the local community on Pemba Island and the new tourist sector.

It is important once more to point out that the Kwanini Initiatives are projects on the local’s terms.

The Small Manta Football Team

The Small Manta is a football club that has it’s training field close to The Manta Resort. A lot of the staff from the resort are active members of the team.

CROWN OF THORN

In the sea there is a nasty starfish lurking about that actually preys on coral, leaving it dead behind. This ofcourse disrupts the ecosystem as the fish have nowhere to hide when the coral is gone. We’ve made huge efforts in cleaning the sea from hundreds and hundreds of crown of thorn starfish and have seen a heavy drop in the population. They are big, heavy and venomous, so this is a tough job even for experienced divers. Short video

CROWN OF THORN

In the sea there is a nasty starfish lurking about that actually preys on coral, leaving it dead behind. This ofcourse disrupts the ecosystem as the fish have nowhere to hide when the coral is gone. We’ve made huge efforts in cleaning the sea from hundreds and hundreds of crown of thorn starfish and have seen a heavy drop in the population. They are big, heavy and venomous, so this is a tough job even for experienced divers.

SELES SCHOOL

The village, just outside Manta’s gates is very far from the town schools in Chake Chake, and so many children simply do not attend. At this point we can introduce you to Sele. Sele is one of our service fundi’s, who started an english school room in the village. This has inspired both Manta, and Manta family guests to get involved in building a school in the village. Take a walk to meet the children and see the progress on the school during your visit. It will be well worth your time.

THE SHAMBA

These farmers have been given land to cultivate and harvest fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables for The Manta Resort and in time to be sold at the local market for additional income. The farm has enabled us to employ five local farmers. We have watermelon, sweet potato, tomatoes, peas, spinach, pumpkin, baby marrow, and a selection of herbs planted. While at Manta feel free to wonder through and perhaps even pick some veggies for our kitchen.

THE SHAMBA

These farmers have been given land to cultivate and harvest fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables for The Manta Resort and in time to be sold at the local market for additional income. The farm has enabled us to employ five local farmers. We have watermelon, sweet potato, tomatoes, peas, spinach, pumpkin, baby marrow, and a selection of herbs planted. While at Manta feel free to wonder through and perhaps even pick some veggies for our kitchen.

CONTAINER

A full container was loaded with everything from football shoes to kitchen appliances from Sweden. Sele and his school project received a lot of material like pens and paper – and a huge whiteboard.
Thank you Västerås!

THE MANTA CURIO SHOP

A small curio shop in the lounge area of the resort, has hand made products, by the ladies of our local village, on display and for sale. From hand woven ‘makeke’ bags, to hand carved ‘Ungalawa’ dhows to decorative hanging ornaments for the garden, this is now their own business. The ladies would be very happy to meet you during your stay at Manta to share their new business ideas with you.

THE MANTA CURIO SHOP

These farmers have been given land to cultivate and harvest fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables for The Manta Resort and in time to be sold at the local market for additional income. The farm has enabled us to employ five local farmers. We have watermelon, sweet potato, tomatoes, peas, spinach, pumpkin, baby marrow, and a selection of herbs planted. While at Manta feel free to wonder through and perhaps even pick some veggies for our kitchen.