The Creative Education Foundation, Zanzibar
Educating Children whilst Building Teacher Capacity
CEF School currently educates 60 children, from Grade One to Grade Four; 95% orphans &/or from disadvantaged backgrounds. We have eight local teachers in training under a volunteer qualified Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Mentor, and these teachers also have the opportunity to attend formal training courses at the East African Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training College. Each year we add a grade class, and train more local teachers in the workplace; slowly but surely building teaching capacity, recruiting more deserving students and reaching further into our community. At CEF School, we aim to provide a nurturing environment for all children and at the same time provide them with a standard of education that everyone is entitled to - quality education is a basic human right.
Reaching for Sustainability
Eventually, we aim to have 50% full paying students to offset the education of our sponsored and subsidized students.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela
Our mission is to provide a quality education alternative to Zanzibar's orphans and children from low income backgrounds, whilst building the capacities of local teachers.
Local Curriculum, Made More Experiential
We take the Zanzibar government's curriculum, and inject engagement, fun and joy into the child's learning experience by using the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, a proven producer of community leaders and agents of change, able to positively influence others and the environment.