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.
KangaAfrica, the social enterprise brand of Assalam Community Foundation which provides education for children and employment for the single mothers. Mothers are included in all the processes of production, design and sales after one year of sewing training. A local fabric called “kanga” is used for all the designed products.
Mothers who learned to sew under KangaAfrica brand are continuously creating new products.
They started out with bags production in 2018 and have been sewing tribal dolls with bags since 2019. We were inspired by the cultural heritage of Africa when designing these products. The dolls which are made by the mothers and inspired by the most famous tribes of Africa, including Masai, Zulu, Mursi, Suri, Fulani, Arbore, Gana, Karo, Himba, and Tuareg. We exhibit and sell these dolls in CafeAfrica&Shops and in partner shops. The funds from these products are put towards our social programs.
CafeAfrica&Shop is a showcase as well as the main platform where KangaAfrica products are sold. CafeAfrica&Shop in Stone Town (historical heritage site of UNESCO) is the city office of Assalam Community Foundation, which is centered in Kizimkazi Region, Mkunguni Village.
There is another CafeAfrica&Shop in İstanbul, which is a small and contemporary Africa museum. We called it Gallery Africa. Gallery Africa is in Çengelköy, a historical neighborhood of İstanbul. We organize periodical programs about African culture and history, voluntarism and social entrepreneurship under Gallery Africa. We hope that it will be a lively center representing African culture in Istanbul. The income of Gallery Africa is used for the sustainability of Assalam Community Foundation’s projects, as well.
Mamafrica is the responsible tourism brand belonging to Assalam Community Foundation, which encourages volunteers to enrich themselves, while integrating with African people, contributing to the community and respecting the nature.
Mamafrica offers pleasant holiday opportunities for families with children and travelers of all ages. We organize many camp and workshop programs throughout the year and invite people to Africa.
Assalam Community Foundation
We are a young not-for-profit organization that
works on behalf of a self-sufficient Africa.
Kizimkazi Mkunguni Village, P.O. 312 Zanzibar, Tanzania
ZNZ +255 62 922 3269
TR +90 555 629 7844