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.

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

2021 update 

Form 1 has started in 2021 with 58 students – of these, 38 require sponsorship. We are so pleased to have already found 26 sponsors and recently received generous sponsorship support that is making a great difference. Yet there is still scope for us to assist students from poor families, with 12 students from form 1 still requiring sponsorship, and a further 17 students requiring half or full sponsorship in forms 2 to 6. You can read some of their stories below. Sponsors make education accessible for children who can’t afford it. They play a critical role in lifting families and communities out of poverty. 

Some of our 29 students requiring sponsorship, pictured from top left to bottom right: (TOP) Edson (Form 1), Anord (Form 1), Aredempta (Form 1), (MIDDLE) Avira (Form 1), Najim (Form 1), Hifat (Form 2), (BOTTOM) Jerusa (Form 4), Jasson (Form 5), Alody (Form 2).

Once you have completed the sponsor form above, 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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What are my payment options for sponsorship?

For any further inquiries, please contact Lee King at sponsorship@katoke.com.au or phone (02) 4294 1114