The School Days

Mkumba Steven

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This captivating painting depicts a bustling scene of a school in Tanzania. The viewer is drawn into the lively atmosphere, witnessing a flurry of activity as children in their uniforms hurry about their day.

In the foreground, we see the Tanzanian flag fluttering proudly atop a tall flagpole, symbolizing the spirit of patriotism and national pride that is instilled in the students from a young age. The vibrant colors of the flag stand out against the clear blue sky, creating a sense of optimism and hope for the future.

The Tanzanian flag is a vibrant and striking symbol of the country's national pride and identity. It features a horizontal tri-color design with a green stripe at the top, a yellow stripe in the middle, and a blue stripe at the bottom. The green stripe represents the country's natural resources, the yellow stripe symbolizes Tanzania's mineral wealth, and the blue stripe represents the country's numerous lakes and the Indian Ocean that borders it.

When the Tanzanian flag is seen fluttering proudly atop a tall flagpole, it is a powerful symbol of the country's unity and strength. It represents the collective spirit of the Tanzanian people, who are proud of their heritage and committed to building a brighter future for themselves and their children.

The flagpole itself is also significant, as it represents the foundation on which the country's future is built. It is a physical manifestation of Tanzania's progress and development, rising high above the landscape and serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all who see it.

The black color in the flag represents the people of Tanzania, specifically their skin color, and is a symbol of unity and solidarity. It also represents the country's struggle for independence and its commitment to freedom and equality.

Overall, the sight of the Tanzanian flag flying atop a tall flagpole is a stirring and memorable image, one that captures the spirit of this remarkable country and all that it represents. It is a symbol of Tanzania's pride, strength, and resilience, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Tanzanian people.

In the middle ground, we see a group of children intently focused on their math lesson, with their teacher standing at the blackboard. The attention to detail in the painting is impressive, with each child’s face displaying a unique expression of concentration, curiosity, or eagerness to learn. The teacher’s face is calm and focused, conveying her dedication and passion for educating the next generation.

The background of the painting shows the full scope of the school, with its sprawling buildings and bustling courtyards. The words “Elimu Ni Msingi wa Maisha” emblazoned on the front of the school serve as a powerful reminder of the value of education in Tanzania, and how it is viewed as the cornerstone of a fulfilling life.

The overall effect of the painting is one of energy and movement, with a sense of purpose and optimism permeating every aspect of the scene. The use of bold, bright colors and clean lines creates a crisp, clear image that is easy on the eye and draws the viewer in.

Whether you are an educator, a parent, or simply someone who appreciates the importance of education, this painting is sure to resonate with you. It captures the essence of a thriving, vibrant school community, where learning is seen as a joy and a privilege. By bringing this painting into your home or workspace, you will be reminded of the power of education to shape lives, transform communities, and build a brighter future for all.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in