Sponsor a Student

At the Katoke-Lweru Secondary School, students are taught by highly qualified and dedicated teachers. They are able to access a well-stocked library, science laboratories and computer facilities. For the cost of $110/month, you can provide a student with a quality education, books, uniforms, accommodation, nutritious meals and clean water. We also offer half sponsorship rates at $55/month.

In 2020, there are more than 30 students urgently requiring sponsorship, many of these students are incoming form 1 students who started in 2020.

Sponsor a student by completing the form linked here: Katoke Student Sponsorship Form

Once you have completed the form, either –
Mail: Attention Sponsorship – Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid, PO Box 895, Gymea, NSW 2227
Email: sponsorship@katoke.com.au

Upon receipt of the form a member of the sponsorship committee will contact you to discuss payment details.

Why do students need sponsorship?
In 2015, the Government of Tanzania abolished all school fees at the Secondary level. This policy was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education. However, many families in the Katoke area are still unable to afford to send their children to school. This is due to the associated costs of transport, uniforms, books, stationary and examination fees. In some schools, it is only the lucky few who can even afford a basic porridge meal for lunch. Read stories from our students

What communication will I have with my sponsor student?
Sponsors receive personal letters, school reports and photos to keep you updated on the progress of your student. You are welcome to write back to your sponsor student too! If you plan to visit Tanzania you are welcome to visit your student at the Katoke school. Please contact the school administration in advance to arrange a visit.

Education is the most sustainable form of aid because it empowers children to take hold of their own future. Hundreds of students have received the priceless gift of education because people like you have said ‘I can help’.

How are students selected for sponsorship?
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For any further inquiries, please contact Lee King at sponsorship@katoke.com.au or phone (02) 4294 1114