Children learn at SOMAFCO

Children learn at SOMAFCO

Children learn at SOMAFCO (Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College). The college was an ANC school set up for ANC exiles in Tanzania to equip South Africans that were becoming aware of the poor standard of education they were receiving under apartheid. The building of the school started in 1977 and opened in 1978 as a response to the influx of young South Africans to exile. Many had been part of the uprisings in South Africa in 1976. The objective of the college was to create a political school that would prepare cadres to serve the national struggle of the people of South Africa. The settlement was not simply an educational institution but included a clinic, a daycare centre, a clothing factory, and a worming farm.


  • Location: Tanzania


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