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) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(Arabic) Language/Grammar and Learn to Read/Write/Speak
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors and Knitting Yarn/Wool
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.