The Creative Education Foundation Zanzibar (CEFZ) governs Zanzibar Steiner School. Read more.
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A Charitable Not For Profit School

At CEFZ Zanzibar Steiner School, we believe multiple approaches are needed to end lives of poverty, so we provide a free education, full nutrition, and full medical care to some of Zanzibar's neediest children. Our only entrance exam is life circumstance, becasue we believe every child has a right to a quality education, and through this can become employable and support their own family and steward their communities.

It might be considered a cliche, but in our part of the world, the poverty cycle is real - without education, unemployment is rife, leading to food insecurity, and malnutrition. For children this results in never having a chance to reach their full development potential. Another dimension to poverty is access to medical care - without money, families cannot get sick children to a doctor, pay for treatment and medicines, and again, children suffer or in the least miss extended periods of school, which can exclude them from education altogether if these periods are lengthy. Our multi-pronged approach keeps kids in school, learning with the best education, to the best of their abilities, so they may succeed in life.


Steiner Education is a pedagogy for the head, hands, and heart. By integrating the arts through the entire curriculum children develop a deep understanding of their subjects and creativity in their learning, and goodness, beauty and truth become part of the child. Steiner Education began in 1919 and in over 100 years nothing much has changed - no educational fashions, no new trends; just a solid education system producing a community of ethical life-long learners, conscious thinkers, and creators, capable of being both autonomous, and of working together for the common good in a divided world.

Meet Our Future Leaders!

Zanzibar Steiner School is transforming the island's disadvantaged kids into tomorrow's leaders.

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We aim to improve educational opportunities for underprivileged Zanzibari children by providing quality education without regard to race, ethnicity, or religious belief. We promote a diverse and competitive educational environment.


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