Mission and Vision

"More than 250 million children around the world won’t learn to read despite attending school."

- UNESCO 2019

Our Mission is to lift children out of generational poverty through access to free quality education, nutrition, and medical care.

It’s not about access to education; it’s about access to quality education, an education that teaches children how to think; to become problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers, and enables them to have a positive and profound impact on their communities and environments.

At CEFZ Zanzibar Steiner School, students receive everything needed to change their life paths; tuition, learning resources, nutrition and medical care, loving boundaries and life guidance. We provide the skills needed for youth to become employable, socially and environmentally conscious, to change futures in their turn, and become leaders of tomorrow.

It sounds like a huge task, however, one child at a time, we can change lives. Let education be your legacy. Sponsor or donate to make this world a better place for these children today.


Meet our Team

Our Board of Trustees are passionate about Zanzibar, and passionate about education.

Caitlin Sakeroff
Caitlin SakeroffTrustee
Caitlin Sakeroff, B.A (Combined Hon.), BEd. (Canada). Head of Secondary School at the International School of Zanzibar. Zanzibar resident for 6 years.
Asha Ahmed
Asha AhmedFounding Trustee
Asha Ahmed, M.Ed. (UK). Retired teacher trainer. Formerly worked for TZ21, and Education Development Center, both USAID funded teacher training projects.
Maryam Ellias
Maryam ElliasSecretary
Maryam Ellias, B.Comm.Maryam was born in Zanzibar and has volunteered at CEFZ since 2014. Ms Elias is passionate about access to quality education for Zanzibar’s disadvantaged children.
judi Palmer
judi PalmerFounding member and Chairperson
Judi Palmer, B.App.Sc., M.Ed. (Australia) , Founding member & Chairperson, Volunteer Executive Director. Zanzibar resident for 16 years.
Salim Suleiman
Salim SuleimanFinancial Controller
Local businessman Salim Suleiman has been an active member of the school since its inception. Salim serves on the board of SOS School in Zanzibar and is an active campaigner for access to quality education for all in Zanzibar.
Joe Mastrolembo
Joe MastrolemboDirector
Joe Mastrolembo B.Bus. resides in Queensland, Australia. He is a qualified accountant/auditor with expertise in corporate governance. He has worked for the Australian Government in Indigenous Affairs for over thirty years. Joe is a director of CEFZ Australia.

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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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