Those within the community that can, strive to give back in hopes of a better future for their children. Mr. James is certainly one of these people. He teaches English to hundreds of students packed into a single classroom without desks or chairs for a couple of hours a day, merely for donations, when families can afford it. He has little himself, but strongly believes that Education, including English, can help improve the future within their village. He passionately teaches his students, having them recite phrases, sentences and short stories from memory, on command. Mr. James is highly respected within the community, however, has received unwanted attention from the local government for teaching outside of the area’s legal framework.
From Zanzibar: Two Stories - One Island