"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
We are an organisation of change.
Creative Education Foundation Zanzibar (CEFZ) is a charitable NGO which was established in 2011 in Zanzibar, Tanzania in response to the lack of access to quality education for Zanzibar's orphaned and underprivileged children.
We believe that if we can provide a quality education to just one child from a family in need, that child can help support their extended family and community in the future.
CEFZ Zanzibar Steiner School receive no government funding and fundraise for all our services. Our students do not, and can not pay fees, and we are not usually funded by international aid organisations. We operate on a small scale, with an intense teacher mentoring & training program, which normally excludes elligibililty from funding for teacher training programs concerned with quantity and reporting requirements. We don't see value in training teachers to place them back into over-crowded classrooms. We do see value and high impact in training and mentoring in the workplace to build teaching capacity, and in maintaining smaller student to teacher ratios and hence reduced class sizes.
As a grassroots organisation, CEFZ have low over heads and leverage volunteers (even our full-time Executive Director is volunteer), with minimal costs going to administration of the project, and the remainder going to where it is needed most - keeping kids healthy and in school receiving an exceptional education.
A Unique Approach
The Zanzibar Steiner School Education Program is designed to serve as a foundation for lifelong learning, providing students with a pathway out of poverty and preparing them for the world beyond Zanzibar Steiner School.
- Local Curriculum, Made More Experiential
- Educating Children whilst Building Teacher Capacity
- Reaching for Sustainability