Tumbatu island Community Radio was founded in November 2013 through collaboration between the Zanzibar Broadcast Commission and UNESCO. The station covers two districts with an estimated audience of 200,000 listeners. The staff is composed of 2 women and 4 men.
The station's mission is to provide effective information and to educate people about epidemic and endemic diseases, to enhance agriculture and to promote youth culture, to empower democracy and promote gender balance in society.
UNESCO conducted a research together with local partners and radio stations to identify main issues of local public concern in Tumbatu FM’s coverage area:
1. Shortage of medicine and health services
3. Education on HIV/AIDS and promotion of safe sexual practices
1. Lack of technical skills in agriculture
2. Lack of equipment
3. Lack of markets
Sense of community
1. Need for more community associations and cooperatives
2. Trust in government
3. Increased radio coverage