A Young Miracle Community leader in Tanzania

Omary Omary

By Paula.O.M.Otukile

Tanzania, Zanzibar islands


In the wake of East Africa, Tanzania there are Zanzibar islands, that is where twenty two year old, Omary Omary of Baajun ethnicity is found.

Omary is a storyteller, a poetry performer, author, activist an emerging young leader to wrap it in a nutshell. He’s currently doing his first year, a degree in bachelor of Archives and records at Tanzania Public Service College.

In academic year 2016/17 he was elected a president of students’ government where he organized the fellow students in a community change project that aimed to serve community by using potential and skills, the project involved Art exhibitions, Vegetable farming, talent shows, and handmade door mats. This project won a gold trophy as an outstanding community change project.

Money raised from the project was donated to an orphanage.

His passion was ignited and he saw himself as a leader, he began facilitating Children’s storytelling at SOMA cafe, Mikocheni in Dar es Salaam on voluntary basis.

During his high school he served as a leader too, for club called FEMA, doing workshops, meetings and camps on Gender equality, environmental and health issues.

The year 2020 marked a big change as Omary became a published author. He took all the book proceedings to support a charity foundation belonging to his group of friends. He now graduated from high school and volunteered at Great Hope Foundation as a coordinator of schools towards UWEZO AWARDS (community project of change   Awards).

In 2021 he joined the ROTARACT CLUB of ALPHA as Community service officer. Omary is a member of student representative council at his college as the minister in the ministry of information and communications.

Omary has been volunteering as a facilitator of some youth development events and programs like Tanzania Model United Nations (TIMUN) etc., trying to empower youth to grow in leadership and diplomacy.

His also a founder of “kwetu in kwetu!” From a Swahili vocabulary meaning ‘home is home’ an initiative which helps youth to use their talent. This include literature arts but also campaigns on social and environmental as well as health issues.

On extra curriculum he is also a member of Baajun & the band a poetry band he founded, where they perform and entertain.

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