Archive for December, 2010

Introducing our new students

zanzicode_3rdturn_abdulrasakMy name is Abdulrazak Abubakar Tausir, I am 21 years old. Being a student of Zanzicode it is so nice for me because I am interested in what Zanzicode is teaching and the reason of learning at Zanzicode is because one of my dreams is to become a No. 1 web developer in Zanzibar, Tanzania and the whole world. In my future I would like to be a Computer Engineer and also I would like to be a teacher of subjects which deal with website and also help Zanzibarian youth.

zanzicode_3rdturn_abdulrahmanMy name is Abdulrahman Majid, I am 24 years old, I am studying web-programing at Zanzicode. I have decided to join Zanzicode because I am interested in programing, ambitiously I want to be a professional web developer.


zanzicode_3rdturn_ashaMy name is Asha Kh. Salum, I am 24 years old. I’m student of Zanzicode, so my ambition is that I would like to be a programmer and web developer and also design. Apart from that, I would like to study widely about programming and other things, because I want to be up to date in this world of technology.

zanzicode_3rdturn_hafidhMy name is Hafidh Haji Hafidh, I am 20 years old. I think that Zanzicode helps to achieve my dream of being a good developer and programmer. I am looking forward to sit together with my fellow students and work hard to achieve the goals.


zanzicode_3rdturn_hassanMy name is Hassan Bakari Juma, I am 20 years old. I got to know Zanzicode from my friend and then I thought that it can help me to increase my skills and knowledge of web programming. I’m expecting to learn a lot about web programing including to design the website which follows the rules of well formed HTML that supports all browsers.

zanzicode_3rdturn_issaMy name is Issa Ramadhani Issa. I am 22 year old. My hope is to be good in programmer especially when I will finish this course, my aim is to be web developer. I hope Zanzicode will change my life because to learn programming languages nowadays is good and this is the technology which is dramatically growing and is having a wide market. I learnt about web design, then I wanted to develop. It was difficult some time, but now to study at Zanzicode is a solution for all problems which I have got.

zanzicode_3rdturn_josephMy name is Joseph R. Waryoba, I am 26 years old. My expectation is to be an expert in programing based on website development and being a independent online business man, as well as online article publisher. I do appreciate what Zanzicode offer to me and think it fits well to my needs.

zanzicode_3rdturn_mbarakMy name is Mbarak Ali Mbarak, I am 25 years old. What I believe, after graduating at zanzicode, I will be able to work with web programming in the side of html, javascript, css, mysql,  php etc, and become a professional web programmer and developer from Zanzibar. The truth is the course is not easy as the way you pronounce it, but if you are willing to learn you have to pull up the socks and practice a lot. If you really want to be a programmer Zanzicode is a tanzanite chance to fulfill your dream.

zanzicode_3rdturn_mohamedMy name is Moh’d Juma Rashid, I am 22 years old. I have been interested in this course for a long time. So what I hope is that I get knowledge of PHP and Javascript so as to archive my goal of being a good teacher and a good web designer together with developing web pages.

zanzicode_3rdturn_ramadanMy name is Ramadhan Shein Makame, I am 30 years old. I joined Zanzicode in order to be a good  web developer and programmer that can help to raise my income and job oppoturnity. I think Zanzicode is a friendly and helpful school that supports Zanzibar youths, hopefully this year will be the year to archieve important goals.

zanzicode_3rdturn_rukiaMy name is Rukia Moh´d Yusuf, I am 21 years old. Zanzicode is a crucial project that can help any one in his or her life. It has professional lectures that give us better and quality education. I hope to be better in this field of web development because it is growing very rapidly.

zanzicode_3rdturn_aboudMy name is Aboud Nassor Khamis, I am 21 years old. To be honest I’m eagerly interested in the growing web technology that bring the world together as a village. To get this knowledge I have joined the Zanzicode course. I hope to be able to learn this technology that moves the world to another stage.

Interviews for the final class

This is a post by Hakim:

Strict and careful interviews have been done. The interviews aimed to get a solid group of 12 students who are motivated and well interested people about web programming, but also to select the students who already have an idea on how to use computers, as these kind of people fit better to develop their basic computer career. The interviews started with the first two groups that Salum started with at the beginning of November, and then followed by the recent Zanzibits graduates. All of them are showing a great curiosity and are eager to join the Zanzicode web programming.

So we are very happy that 28 students took the interview, however we had to select 12 of them to form the final class. (This group of students will introduce themselves in the next blog post.)

As soon as the desired group was obtained the official lesson was kicked off, which is going on for 2 weeks now. Class is held daily from Monday to Friday from 9am until 12am. The presence of the students is monitored very strictly. The group is very well motivated and showing good impression with the subjects.

Another good news is that now, Zanzicode has got some more Acer laptops. It took almost 3 weeks to purchase them. We now got 4 new Acer Aspire 5336 15”, re-installed with Ubuntu operating system family that work fine especially for programming. All of them have 2GB RAM memory. Additionally we got a 15” Acer Extensa and a 12” Toshiba Satellite. So in total Zanzicode now has 10 laptops. With 2 students that bring their own laptop, we are lucky that every students now can work on his/her on own machine.

All the best,


Making Progress and arrival of Martin

This is a post by Hakim:

The Zanzicode Basic Course which started last month is moving on very smoothly. The two groups are working hard as the lecturer (Mr. Salum Rashid) is teaching more and more. Two days ago, Mr. Martin Konzett arrived in Zanzibar for holding the Incubator Course starting in January and to support Salum and me in organizing the project. Mr. Konzett is a motivation for the Basic Course students as the they are about to be interviewed for cleverness and seriousness next week to form the final class of this course. In addition to the 18 students we have now, we also offer the right now graduating Zanzibits students the opportunity to take the interview. The final size of the class is not yet decided, it will be between 8 and 12 students. The situation in the classroom makes an impression of good future while a big part of the students show curiosity and eagerness.

All the best,

Salum and Martin plus the class

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Welcome to Zanzicode

Zanzicode is a project lead by the Austria based NGO We provide free education in the field of Web Development to a small number of talented and motivated students of poor background in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Our goal is to help build the personal careers of our graduates as well as to kickstart a local web development community.

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