Child Sponsorship

Help to alleviate poverty in Tanzania by joining Village Africa’s child sponsorship scheme.

 

Village Africa runs a child sponsorship scheme for both primary and secondary students.  The scheme prioritises orphans, children with single parents and those in greatest need.

Sponsors can choose whether to support a primary or secondary school student.  They can also choose whether to sponsor a boy or a girl.

It costs £15 per month to sponsor a primary school pupil.  The child is provided with gifts including school uniform, school bag, school stationery, a mosquito net, a blanket and a hygiene set. Gifts provided to these children are made locally whenever possible, eg school skirts, shirts, shorts and sweaters.

It costs £20 per month to sponsor a secondary school student. This includes rent and an allowance to cover school uniform, books and school stationery.

You will receive a photo of the child, letters (or drawings if the child is very young) and an annual progress report.

The scheme started in 2007 with primary school pupils and has grown steadily and is particularly popular with past volunteers who have seen the need for themselves. Many have recommended the scheme to their friends and families too.

I’ve been sponsoring Rajabu and Veneranda for over a year now, and think the Simba Club is a fantastic scheme! Having spent three months working as a teacher for Village Africa, I have seen the conditions many of these youngsters have to cope with. I also know how my money is spent each month and how much it will help the children and the charity. There’s nothing quite like getting a letter in the post, full of colourful drawings, from ‘your’ child, to put all of your problems into perspective, and a smile on your face for the rest of day. My money might buy me coffee and lunch but for these children it’s a lifeline; I would thoroughly recommend this scheme to anyone.”

Polly Sharpe – sponsors Veneranda Walles & Rajabu Zuberi

The child sponsorship scheme is known as the ‘Simba Club’ in Tanzania. ‘Simba’ means ‘lion’ in Kiswahili. Lions are found in the Serengeti and other national parks in Tanzania and are popular with Africans as well as people overseas.

Primary School FAQs

Secondary School FAQs

Community Fund

Besides sponsoring an individual child, the scheme also has a Community Fund which helps the whole community.  This fund has been used for many projects including school classrooms (renovation and new build).  Classroom repairs and school toilets are urgently needed.

Primary School Child Sponsorship Scheme – 50% of your £15 donation will go towards the Village Africa Community Fund that will benefit all the children in the local community. The 50% split is approximate due to significant exchange rate fluctuations and inflation in Tanzania.

Secondary School Student Sponsorship Scheme – £5 of your £20 donation will go towards the Village Africa Community Fund that will benefit all the children in the local community.

Unless the wish to sponsor more than one child is specified, surplus funds will be put into the Village Africa Community Fund to benefit the whole community.

If you have any other queries, please email moe@villageafrica.org.uk

 

To sponsor a child please follow the instructions below:

 If you have a UK bank account, please set up a standing order using internet banking or by going into your bank.  This should avoid any bank charges.

Our UK bank details are

Lloyds TSB, Rickmansworth Branch, High St, Rickmansworth, Herts

Account name: Village Africa 

Account no: 00818099 

Sort code: 30 97 07 

If you are outside the UK or particularly wish to pay by debit or credit card, please set up a ‘Regular Donation’ on this site.  https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/villageafrica.   MyDonate currently charges just 15p per transaction.

Then please email us on info@villageafrica.org.uk so that we can look out for your donation and thank you.  Please email us the following information

Title

First name

Last name

Address (including house name or number)

City/town

Postcode

Country

Telephone number

Email address

How did you hear about us?

Amount donated per month – Minimum £15 primary student and minimum £20 secondary student

Start date of your donation

I would like to sponsor a boy, a girl or no preference

I would like to sponsor a primary student, a secondary student or either

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