Education as the key to a positive future - this is our motivation for kila kitu fresh. For us the development of our society into a sustainable NGO is a life task reflecting our life sense and passion. The voluntary work for kila kitu fresh is part of a never ending learning process. The harsh work on construction and the heart of social work result in a refreshing combination, showing that there is no problem touching the dislikable parts of this world and letting actions speak for themselves.
In educational courses on site, Swiss craftsmen work together with young residents to repair the defective infrastructure of schools in Zanzibar and to produce the missing furniture. The joint work promises to make cultural and religious differences visible in a positive environment.
Students are assigned to a suitable school according to the number of participants, budget and skills. The course duration is three weeks from Monday to Friday approx. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Together they will make an inventory and calculate the costs. When carrying out the various tasks, the participants are given a lot of free space to achieve a high learning factor. Intellectual as well as practical skills are learned and put into practice.
The repairs at the school buildings are very individual. It is the task of the participants to recognize problems and find suitable solutions. An experienced course instructor is of course available in case of uncertainties.
The lack of seating is the main problem of most schools. Kila kitu fresh developed a new attractive school bench, which is very suitable for an instructive course due to the clever wood joints.
All participants benefit from the win-win-win strategy of kila kitu fresh: the Swiss course participants, the local participants as well as the public schools
Kila kitu fresh is familiar with the numbers of missing school desks. As there is a high demand, the main part of the course will usually be the production of new school desks. For this reason, kila kitu fresh has developed a new prototype which guarantees an interesting and instructive production and which is on the other side durable and easy to repair. Since classrooms usually do not need to be completely refurnished, the design of the new school desks is based on the existing concept. New wood joints and cuts create an appealing look, which blends in pleasantly with the existing furniture. Ergonomically, the new desks comply with the international standard of primary and secondary schools. No glue is used to prevent damage to the wood in case of necessary repairs - which also has ecological advantages. Stability is not only guaranteed by the screw connections, but also by clever wood connections. A wide range of machines and tools support a practical and precise working method. The acquired skills are of big importance for local course participants, as the hand tools we use and promote specifically in the course are often used by local craftsmen.
African Padouk has been selected as a suitable wood because of its lasting stability. The weather resistance of this species is extremely important for the schools in Zanzibar. Furthermore, Padouk is a regional wood, which reduces transport distances and supports the local economy.