The owners of Stone Town Café and Bed & Breakfast opened Creative Education Foundation, a grassroots project, in Feburary 2013. Our mission is to increase access to quality education for Zanzibar’s underprivileged children and train teachers in more creative teaching techniques. Good quality education for one child can potentially break the poverty cycle for a large family.
General School Supplies:
Crayons, and Glue Sticks
Note: As a Waldorf school, we use special crayons and art supplies.
(English and Arabic) Encyclopedias
(Arabic) Language/Grammar and Learn to Read/Write/Speak
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors and Knitting Yarn/Wool
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.