Mission and Vision

Education Transforms Lives

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to lift children out of generational poverty through access to free quality education, nutrition and medical care. We envision a Zanzibari society where marginalized youth are healthy, employable, and can contribute positively and sustainably to their communities.  In this way, we believe we can break poverty cycles.

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. 

CEFZ Zanzibar Steiner School provide free access to quality education for girls, orphans and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We aim to provide the skills needed for youth to become employable and to transform the lives of others in their turn.

As a grassroots organisation, CEFZ have low overheads and leverage  volunteers (even our full-time Executive Director is volunteer). The result is minimal costs going to administration of the project, and your donation and sponsorships going to where they are needed most - keeping kids healthy and in school, receiving the exceptional education they need to transcend barriers.

CEFZ do not receive funding from the Zanzibar governement and our students cannot pay fees. We rely on generous souls like you to help us change the lives of children living in poverty.

Volunteers Needed

We are now recruiting volunteers for our annual Holiday Club, to be held  December 2 to December 14, 2024. Send your CV and motivational letter detailing your skills and what you will be interested in leading our students in. Ideas are film making, art and craft, cooking, sports, orienteering, debating, drama, and more. Holiday Clubs allow our students to participate in extra activities to benefit their confidence and development.

Volunteers are expected to cover their own flight costs, accomodation (budget around $300 to $500 per month), and meals outside of school times.

To respect our children's privacy, CEFZ do not take day or short term volunteers.


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

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