Sponsor a Secondary School Student

Since the founder members of Choba Primary School graduated at the end of 2015, Children of Choba has found sponsors for the most academically gifted of our children to attend some of the best private secondary schools in Tanzania. Our preferred school is Rosmini Secondary School, just 50km away in Tanga. Rosmini is always in the top 20 schools in Tanzania at O level so get a place is highly competitive. If a child has ability Rosmini will provide the education to make their dreams come true.

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We also have several girls at Franciscan Girls’ Secondary School in Mivumoni, Pangani District. This school only opened in 2016 so is currently unproven at O level, but their results for the National Form II Examinations in 2017 were very encouraging indeed.

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To sponsor a secondary student at either of these schools not cheap, but the best never is. The current annual fees at Rosmini are £1,200 and we ask parents to pay for uniform, stationery and pocket money themselves. Sponsors are requested to commit to 6 years of funding or an absolute minimum of 4 (to O level), as in Tanzania once you have left the government system you lose your place until A level school selection. In return for the sponsorship, we try to help develop a relationship between donor and student. You will receive letters, school reports and numerous photographs and videos. Valerie maintains very close contact with the 25 sponsored students and their schools, and is willing to give any sponsors the chance to stay at her house in Choba so they can visit their student and get to know them. This sponsorship scheme is a very personal way to change the lives of these talented young people. We are extremely proud that Choba graduates (many of whom come from extremely poor village homes) are studying alongside the children of doctors, lawyers and government ministers, and often doing better!