What We Do

We can end the cycle together,
one child at a time.

In Zanzibar, the sad truth is that only a very small minority of children will finish school, and the majority will fail, with many facing hurdles such as poverty, poor health and becoming a cog in the wheel of family support.

CEFZanzibar Steiner School breaks the chains of poverty, creating a change for some of these children and gives them a real chance of succeeding not only in school, but also as leaders in their community.

Creative Education

Creative Education

Our Waldorf curriculum, developed by Rudolf Steiner 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.

Developing Local Teachers

Developing Local Teachers

Our students at CEFZ need and exceptional education to achieve success in this world, and overcoming a tough start in life by way of poverty and trauma, and working toward a different future can be hard. Exceptional people often reflect on their past interactions with exceptional adults and teachers in their lives. At CEFZ we are committed to teacher training and development with our teachers attending the East African Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Course part-time over 3 years, and receiving daily mentoring within the workplace - they get possibly the best teacher training program in Zanzibar, and pass that gift on to the children they teach.

Nurturing Environment

Nurturing Environment

A quality education is a basic human right. CEFZ provide a nurturing environment for all children with a standard of education we are all entitled to.

At CEFZ 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 mentor in the workplace. We are committed to nurturing the head, hands and heart of each child at every stage of their development.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

We are all the sum of our experiences.

Experience is an education in itself and just as many of the children’s education has been lacking when they joined us, so has their experience of the world outside. Whenever we can, we have our students out and about learning - that may be out of the classroom, out of the school, or once they complete Grade 6, over to Mainland Tanzania, where they can walk through valleys, over mountains, feel the spray of a waterfall, and stand in awe beneath a tall building in a big city for the first time in their lives, and experience the world they can now inhabit entirely.

Nutrition Program

Nutrition Program

In response to children arriving at school hungry and unfocused, and some sick students being diagnosed with malnutrition, CEFZ implemented a rigorous nutrition program, nourishing growing bodies, minds and hearts. Students receive oat milk porridge with dates on arrival at school, a heavy mid-morning snack like pancakes, or peanut butter sandwiches, a hot lunch and milk and snack before returning to class, and a home time snack of an egg and a piece of fruit on departing school. Attendance now runs at over 90% due to improved health, and buy in from both families and students.

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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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