Shika Sponsorship Fees


“We first heard about Shika through a family friend. Having discovered that two of our daughters had decided to sponsor a child we then enquired further and decided that we would like to join in also.
We are firm believers in the importance of education (especially as Norman was a teacher for fifty years ) and it pleases us to contribute in our small way.”
Norman and Isabel Good

Fees effective January 2014 – UK Sponsors

Primary School Day Scholars

Full Sponsor: £225 per year
Shared Sponsor: £115 per year

Primary School Boarding Scholars

Full Sponsor: £450 per year
Shared Sponsor: £230 per year

Secondary School Day Scholars

Full Sponsor: £320 per year
Shared Sponsor: £170 per year

Secondary School Hostel Scholars

Full Sponsor: £520 per year
Shared Sponsor: £270 per year

Secondary School Boarding Scholars

Full Sponsor: £620 per year
Shared Sponsor: £320 per year

For sponsors outside the UK we need to charge for international bank fees associated with foreign payments.  We therefore need to add an extra £20 to your annual sponsor fee to cover this.

All school fees are payable either as a lump sum payment yearly in advance, or monthly in advance via:

  • direct deposit into our UK bank account
  • or via the ‘Donate’ button on our Just Giving page

What is the difference between a Full Sponsor and a Shared Sponsor?

As a full sponsor you will be the sole sponsor of your sponsor child and will have our best level in interactivity with your sponsor child.

As a shared sponsor, you will share the costs of day sponsorship with another sponsor.  The amount of correspondence you receive from your sponsored child will reflect the sponsor level you choose.

What does the sponsorship fee include?

We are simply charging you the basic school fee and have added on no extras at all.

The sponsorship fee includes provision of the following:

  • Private School tuition fees
  • School uniforms, books and material costs
  • Lunch at school (Secondary scholars only)
  • School Excursions (Primary scholars only)
  • Other extra schooling costs: mock examination fees, examination fees

Note: Shika began feeding primary school children lunch each day in 2014 through the fund raising initiative of one of  our volunteers 

In order to keep sponsorship costs to a minimum we use any money generated by UK Gift Aidable donations to subsidise the costs.  It is therefore vital that, if eligible, please do enable us to claim claim Gift Aid (tax relief) on your donations.  The more money we generate from gift aid, the less we need to increase sponsorship fees each year.

We keep our costs down by staffing our UK operation solely by a team of committed, unpaid volunteers.  This enables us to keep operational costs low and ensure that all of your sponsor fee goes where it is most needed. We pay staff to administer the programmes in Tanzania by arranging private fundraising activities and using any Gift Aid money earned on your donations.  If anyone would like to see an exact breakdown of the sponsorship fee please email info@shika.org.uk

To sponsor a child please fill out our sponsorship form or email us at info@shika.org.uk