Welcome to your school partnership page!

Kijito Upele School, Zanzibar

A Meaningful Partnership

How it works, and a little about your partner school

We’re so excited to have you on board as a UK school partner, and we hope you’re excited too!

This page is your one-stop shop for everything related to your school partnership. Here you can download resources such as letters from your partner school, half-termly updates, and work produced by the students in Zanzibar. You can also learn about your partner school’s aims for the future, and how you can fundraise as a school to help them reach their goals.

At the bottom of the page, you’ll find the contact details for your School Partnership Co-ordinator – please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

Kijito Upele is a government primary school located near Stone Town in Zanzibar. The school provides a free education to 5,830 students aged between seven and 15.

Although the school is run by the government, it is severely underfunded and overcrowded. In fact, overcrowding is so serious that Kijito Upele has two sittings, with half the students attending in the morning and the other half attending in the afternoon, thereby literally cutting access to education in half.

The average class size at Kijito Upele is 100 students, and there are often just one or two teachers per class. In the future, the school aims to be able to accommodate its growing student population with the support of vital funding and resources.


Download letters, half-termly updates, and more

Don’t worry if this section looks a little empty – your partnership has only just begun! We’ll be adding more resources as your partnership grows. If you would like a PowerPoint version of your partner school’s presentation, please email your School Partnership Co-ordinator.

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What Kijito Upele School is working towards

Kijito Upele School's future goals
Paint classrooms

To maintain school buildings

Construct perimeter wall

To improve security

Install new toilets and wash stations

To improve hygiene and sanitation


Fundraise for Kijito Upele School

Any amount you fundraise will help Kijito Upele School reach their goals sooner.

Because African Adventures Ltd. covers any costs associated with running our charity, African Adventures Foundation, 100% of the money you raise will go directly to your partner school.

Below, you’ll find three simple fundraising ideas, but feel free to get creative and think of your own!

Run a 'Zanzibar Day'

Organise a day to celebrate all things Zanzibari at your school, with food, drinks, music, dancing, arts and crafts…the possibilities are endless. Head to the Resources section to download a ‘How to Hold a Zanzibar Day’ pack, and start planning!

Hold a non-school uniform day

Ask students to donate £1 or £2 in return for wearing their own clothes for the day, and you’ll quickly raise a large amount of money! You could even theme your non-school uniform day by asking everyone to wear the colours of the Tanzanian or Zanzibari flags.

Cycle the distance to Zanzibar

Recruit a team of students and teachers to cycle the distance from your school to Zanzibar! Divide the distance up and complete your cycles over a period of weeks or months. Collect sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues, and watch the pounds add up!

Get in touch

Will NewboltPartnerships Manager


023 81780957

Project Leader

Makame Hana AliHeadteacher of Kijito Upele School

Mr Makame Hana Ali is supported by 66 teaching staff at Kijito Upele.

Get in touch

Louise RamsdalePartnerships Manager


023 81780957