Zach Louw, ‘Sunni Madressa Secondary School - Zanzibar’, 2016, Museum of African Design (MOAD)


Mussa and Kondo have been working at Sunni Madressa Secondary School in Zanzibar for 15 and 7 years respectively. Mussa (on the left) adds, "We've been a part of each other's lives for almost 38 years. I studied in Kenya then decided to join the Teachers Training college in Mtoni in 1975. Three years later I started my job as a lab technician and have been one ever since. My dream is to help my students pass their exams to secure their future.” When asked about education in Zanzibar, Mussa spoke reminiscently of his childhood, “Education is very important and students need to study hard to achieve their goals. When I was growing up under colonial rule, there were very few schools and education was expensive and a luxury for many. After the one-day revolution in January 1964, schooling became free and the new government started building schools. I'll never forget that day. I was in standard 8 at the time, at home and afraid of the gun shots I could hear on the streets. I found out from the radio that the government had been overthrown."

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