The Creative Education Foundation Zanzibar (CEFZ) governs Zanzibar Steiner School. Read more.
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We can end the cycle together, one child at a time.

Creative Education

Our Steiner-Waldorf curriculum prepares children for a life that values family, community, nature, and the arts. We foster holistic education for creativity, critical thinking and independence. Our youth need to be educated, well-rounded young adults who will be future leaders, positive role models and stewards for their community.

Nurturing Environment

We provide a nurturing environment for all children and provide them with a standard of education that everyone is entitled to - quality education is a basic human right. Every child has the chance to flourish as they are guided in small groups by their local teacher, who is also being guided by their own mentors. Our commitment is to nurture every child at each stage of their development.

Nutrition Program

In response to children arriving at school hungry and suffering related health and learning difficulties, Zanzibar Steiner School has implemented a rigorous nutrition program, nourishing growing minds, bodies and hearts.

Local Teacher Development

Exceptional children need exceptional teachers. Each year we mentor more local teachers in the workplace - slowly but surely building teaching capacity. Each year we add a new grade class, enabling us to change the life paths of more children.

Diverse Activity

We are all the sum of our experiences. Our children love coming to school because their learning journey is unique. Students are offered extra-curricular and holiday activities and excursions similar to those of a private school - broadening minds and enabling personal growth.

Zanzibar Steiner School

The sad truth in Zanzibar, is that only a minority of students will pass at school, and the majority will fail. Zanzibar Steiner School can change this for some children and give them a real chance of succeeding in Life.

Our Model - A Unique Approach

Zanzibar Steiner School provide a foundation for lifelong learning, enabling students to have a pathway out of poverty and preparing them for life.
Community Outreach
We don't just stop with our students. We work with their families to address issues such as infant health and the importance of breastfeeding, family nutrition, access to birth control and pregnancy health checks. We also educate mothers to help them give their children a head start in life.
Student Medical Treatment
Keeping children in school is not just about a nutrition program and great teachers: it's also about children being healthy enough to attend classes. We provide medical and dental treatment and cover ongoing costs for sick children to get them healthy again and back into school as quickly as possible.
Leveraging Volunteers
We leverage qualified volunteers from overseas as learning guides for our local teachers. Utilising volunteers and employing locals means This keeps our overheads are lower, ensuring all available resources go to where they are most needed.

As we grow, we continue to need your help.

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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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