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 & ME 

Issue 1 : Jan - Feb 2021

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You're over there and I'm over here, some of us happy, inspired and loving life, some of us feeling a little bit lost but we're all here and we all make up this amazing place that we call planet earth.

From our homes we see very different things, from cars, people and noise to the peaceful mountains and open fields. Although our food, families and experiences are different, in our hearts we all hope and wish for the same. Happiness.

In this issue, Our Kaleidoscope Planet meets the children who live on two of Africa's most well known islands, Zanzibar to the east and Cape Verde to the west. From caring for our world to playing with brothers and sisters, one thing is for sure, we all share a lot in common!

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Sitting 35km from mainland Africa, Zanzibar is a drop of magic in the Indian Ocean.

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Ten small islands sit off the coast of West Africa, in the Altantic Ocean, all with a story to tell.

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We've loved discovering what you're doing to help our planet.

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I AM...


Introducing the strong, creative, caring and confident children of the world.

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From traditions, festivals, reviews and getting involved, there's a lot going on out there!

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Meet some of the many amazing children and adults out there who have created and inspired.

We're also launching our 'I am....' gallery. If you'd like to join in, please complete the sentence'I am..'. 

Write it down, take a photo, send it in and we'll add it to our gallery.

Claire x


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We lie 35km off the coast of East Africa.

Although we are partly self-governing, our island is actually a state of Tanzania and not an independent country.

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Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influences can be found on our island.

The capital of our island is  Zanzibar City and it's historic centre, Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site

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We depend on tourism and the spice trade.

Our 3 official languages are  Swahili, Arabic and English and the main religion of our island is Islam.

Known as The Spice Islands, the name Zanzibar conjures up images of exotic beaches, magical colours and mystery and these islands don't disappoint. Sitting off the coast of Tanzania, in east Africa, Zanzibar is actually the name of the archipelago, or group, of islands. The main and largest island is Unguja, then Pemba in the north and Mafia island, followed by the tiny and uninhabited Latham Island. The islanders have seen people from many countries pass through their land and leave their influences behind and the beautiful crumbling architecture and narrow winding alleyways of Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, is a perfect example. Its faded paintwork and worn stone greets everyone that visits, and gives a sense of being transported back in time as Africa meets the Arab world. Swirling colours, the scent of exotic spices and an array of people and cultures mix in the local markets as worlds collide and lives are lived. The island is also home to some jaw dropping coastline with mile after mile of stunning beaches, lush green forests and everything from monkeys, to barracudas, octopus and dolphins. 

Thank you to Simone Gillespie and the children of KINS Independent School, Zanzibar, for all of the hard work they have done and making this issue possible!

Capital: Zanzibar City

Population: 1.304 million 

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

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I am French and live in Zanzibar. I love playing games and I think the world is a beautiful place and I want to help it as I would like no plastic and no pollution.


I went to Paris when I was 9 and had the best time, I would like to learn more about Japan as it looks very nice.





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