Yearly EDUCATION EXPENSES for our Primary and Secondary Students-
In Tanzania, the government Primary School is supposed to be free, but as any Tanzanian parent knows, required school uniforms, supplies, books and the MANDATORY tutoring fees required by the local schools are not FREE!! Secondary School is not free AT ALL. Only those who can afford to pay the yearly tuition, fees, books, uniforms and supplies will have the privilege of attending secondary school – which is equivalent to US Junior and Senior High School. In January 2013 (start of the school year in Tanzania) we will have 9 students in private Secondary School.
Currently only a handful of our Primary School students have been sponsored to attend the Private School – which is taught in English rather than Swahili like the government schools. The rest of our children attend the local government Primary School.
Because our desire is to prepare ALL of our children for higher education in either in a University or a Vocational College – we need to have them attend a private school where they will be taught in English as all the institutions of higher learning require English fluency. We also have one Special-needs child – Jeremiah – who needs to attend a Private School next year.
We desperately need ACADEMIC SPONSORS – who will pay for the school fees, books, supplies and school uniforms of a particular child.
To sponsor a Secondary School Student – the cost is $1400 per year.
To Sponsor a Primary School Student – the cost is $1100 per year.
School fees for the new school year must be paid in December since the Tanzanian school year begins in January.
Please consider becoming an ACADEMIC SPONSOR for a child at TREASURES OF AFRICA!