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Educational courses unite young locals with young Swiss craftsmen. They repair the defective infrastructure of public schools and produce missing furniture. The number of participants, their personal skills and the grade of emergency determine the choice of the school to be newly equipped. The participants are working for three weeks from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are paying the flight ticket themselves. The cost of food and accommodation at a host family amounts to CHF 250 for the entire duration of the course. There are many technical problems at the schools. The first task of the course participants is to identify these defects. Creative solutions can be worked out together. Mwinyi, our Zanzibari course leader, is pleased to be of service at any time. Kila kitu fresh is mainly responsible for the repair and construction of school desks. As there is no organised maintenance in Zanzibar, the number of defective school desks is increasing continuously. The participants therefore spend a large part of the course repairing them. The advantage of these repairs is that many desks can be built with comparatively little effort and cost. In addition, we developed a new school desk type. Due to clever wooden joints, this school desk is easy to repair and at the same time it is ideal for an educational course.