Back in 2019, when we were awarded funding as part of the USAID PROTECT Project, we had some ideas about getting some items designed and printed to promote the Kwanini Foundation’s work. With the help of a brilliant design and print company, who really understood what it was we were looking for, we have had a whole range of items produced including flyers, banners in both English and Swahili, posters, a snorkel trail map and information card, and an underwater identification guide.
“A Beginners Guide to the Marine Life of North-West Pemba Island”
is a 60-page booklet which introduces the fish, invertebrates and corals that are commonly encountered on the reef. It includes information and high-quality photographs of over 70 marine species and tips on how to spot them whilst snorkelling or diving.
Two of the standout items are undoubtedly the beautiful, illustrated maps of northern Pemba, where the Kwanini Foundation are based, and of our Snorkel Trail in the Kwanini Marine Protected Area. Both feature intricate drawings of some of the iconic species of Pemba.
With the help of funding from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund we have also been able to get several items produced in Swahili to assist with our community engagement work. This includes a translated version of the Snorkel Trail flyer, an A5 flyer featuring our mascot, Pamoja the puffer, and two posters advertising the opportunity to participate in a guided snorkel of the Kwanini Marine Protected Area.
The underwater identification guide and prints of the map will be available to buy in Pemba for a donation, the proceeds of which will then be put back into printing more items.
Everything was designed and printed by Genie Design and Print Solutions, based in Brighton in the UK. Check out Genie’s website here
We are very grateful for the funding received from both USAID and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund which has assisted in the production of these materials.