Assalam Community Foundation projects have five main domains: • Educational Activities for Kids and Vocational Training for Women • Social Entrepreneurship • Volunteering • Youth Challenge • Humanitarian Aid
We have given priority to educational projects. Our children projects are intended to provide regular education pre-school children and those at the primary school age. Additionally, we organize periodical projects like festivals and workshops.
Assalam International School
Assalam International School is a nursery and primary school founded in 2018 by Assalam Community Foundation with the purpose of providing world class education to the children of the Kizimkazi Village.
The school is set in an organic environment: there is a library on top of a mango tree, a playground built with recyclable materials and the Indian Ocean is just a few steps away.
We also give much importance to the modern aspects of teaching/learning. At the moment, we host two leap learning rooms for literacy and numeracy, where our students follow a self-taught learning path through the use of kid-friendly tablets.
Assalam International School’s objective is to offer high quality education and we do that by keeping a low student to teacher ratio (15 to 2), by hiring distinguished teachers who are regularly trained on new and up to date teaching methods and by providing teachers and students with the latest materials/resources in the education sector.
Assalam Children’s University
Assalam Community Foundation established the first children’s university in Africa to provide advanced education for the gifted children of Zanzibar. There were 60 students in the beginning. We have customized programs in accordance with our school schedule. The children are taught English, computer and coding, art, games and sports.
Assalam Children’s University aims to reach world-class education standards for its art, sports, physics, chemistry, biology, robotics and mechatronics classes.
Children that participate in the children’s university science and art workshops are expected to participate in the International Science Olympics and exhibit their work in international galleries. Assalam Community Foundation expects the success of our children to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to the rest of Africa and we aim for our initiatives to be modeled in other countries.
Assalam Children’s Library
Africa has the lowest literacy rate in the world. Some teachers are unable to provide the books and other vital resources to improve the level of education in schools. Many African children go their whole lives without owning a single book. Assalam Community Foundation has established a children’s library in Kizimkazi in order to change this situation in Zanzibar. This interactive library built on a mango tree is an attractive place that has books and educational electronic tools for children. The tree house encourages children to enjoy reading due to its adventure playground and interesting architecture.
We care about strengthening the social status of women. Most of our employees consist of women and the majority of our volunteers have also been female. In addition, two of every three children receiving an education at Assalam Community Foundation are girls.
Tailoring for Single Mothers
Assalam Community Foundation creates sustainable employment opportunities for single mothers. Mothers receive sewing training for one year and at the end of this period they start to create our products – bags and dolls. The women are responsible for the entire production from beginning to end. This includes the design, sewing and selling of the products. Our intention is to create sustainable business opportunities for single mothers all around the Africa.
We does not neglect the material and spiritual development of the mothers who raise the new generation. Assalam Community Foundation aims to help the young ladies from our neighbor villages to have a profession. We organizes for the young girls courses such as sewing, housekeeping, computer and English.
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