The Prospective Learning and Charitable Institution (PLCI) is a charitable school founded in 2006 to offer educational opportunities to young men and women who are orphaned, living in poverty, or otherwise disadvantaged. PLCI achieves this by offering a free educational support centre in their community and helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in school and aspire to better lives. PLCI has a volunteer staff of nine teachers.
PLCI is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar town, at Melitano, Fuoni, a disadvantaged neighbourhood. It was founded by Director Shaffi Mwita Haji (aka Gasica), then aged just 17. Gasica started out teaching English to a group of students. The curriculum now includes science, maths, and sports and special-interest clubs and caters to over 250 students who have all chosen to attend the school in addition to public education.
In November 2012, with support from SEA, they established an Environment Club, through which the school also reaches out to local unemployed youths in the community and has established a small farm. In June 2013 SEA helped young women students to establish a Girls’ Club.