Contrary to popular belief, there is NO free education in Tanzania even at primary level. For example, it costs on average £10 per month per child to send one of our children to government primary school. We have to pay for at least the following:
• Desk £15
• Maize £6
• School Shoes £22.50
• School Uniform £15
• Cash to the school to pay for the school cook £4
• Administration fees £2
• School watchman contribution £1
• Other ad-hoc fees (eg national exams in year 4 and 7; passport photos for school administration) £20-£40
• School trips £5-£10
For secondary school it is even more expensive as basic school fees start at £50 per term. It costs on average £20 a month to send a child to government secondary school.
We have children at all levels of education for whom we are seeking educational sponsorship at the following rates:
• Nursery education £10 per month
• Primary education £10 per month
• Secondary education £20 per month
If you would like to sponsor a child’s education or would like any further information on sponsoring or SWTz in general please do not hesitate to contact us.