There has been a small Waldorf school in Zanzibar since 2012. In this semi-autonomous island province off the coast of Tanzania, half of the population lives below the poverty line and about 12 percent of the children are malnourished. Most of the children who attend the school come from just such backgrounds and are mainly orphans, or half-orphans. In order to improve their nutritional health, they are given milk porridge before classes start, a snack at break time, the midday meal and always some fruit, or an egg to eat on the way home, as the children often get little more than a cup of tea at home. The school management wants to become as self-reliant as possible in feeding the children and so a small school farm is gradually being set up. In 2019, about 250 chickens were purchased, which roam the extensive school grounds in the shade of clove bushes, mango trees and many other perennials. A good 200 eggs are collected daily. In addition, two cows have now been purchased, thanks in part to the support of the Friends of Waldorf Education. Both cows are pregnant, so in a few months, the pupils will be able to welcome calves and the diet will be supplemented with milk from the school's own cows.