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 gifted of our children to attend some of the best secondary schools and colleges in Tanzania. We currently have 20 Choba graduates at Rosmini Secondary School in Tanga, 12 at Franciscan Girls' and 3 at Capuchin Boys' Secondary Schools in Mivumoni, Pangani District. If a child has ability these schools will provide the education to make their dreams come true.

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We are also supporting 11 Choba graduates to study Law, Primary School Teaching, Community Development, Tourism and Hotel Management at various colleges. In total we have supported 68 Choba graduates with secondary and tertiary education, which is 40% of the total number of Choba Primary School graduates.

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To sponsor a secondary student is a major commitment - please contact us for current fees. 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 sponsored students and their schools, and is willing to give any sponsors the chance to stay with her 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!