Jackson & Filbert's Story

Our two exceptional wood carvers, Jackson and Filbert have sent us videos to share with you. They tell us a little bit about themselves, how they learnt to carve and what it means for them to have work. The videos are in Kiswahili so we have translated them for you below. We hope you enjoy their story. - JACKSON ALYOSI KAMBEJU - My name is Jackson Alyosi Kambeju. I was born in a small village called Mtopwa, in the district of Newalya. I started primary school in 1979 and I finished in 1985. However, I was unsuccessful in carrying on with higher studies so I decided to come to Mtwara. I followed my maternal aunt. When I reached here, my aunts husband was a craftsman. I realised since I couldn

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