The Shika Sponsorship Programme

The Shika Educational Sponsorship Progamme has, to date, assisted almost 100 children to receive a quality education.   As well as basic costs associated with going to school, our sponsorship programme also provides educational and social support services to our all beneficiaries.  This ensures that all our sponsored children not only enrol at primary and secondary school, but remain there and ultimately graduate.   We aim to help each child work their own way out of poverty through a quality education, complimented with out of school, counselling, support and activities.

“When I think of the money I fritter away on a daily basis, the small cost of sending a child to school is where I feel like my money is most well spent and rewarding. I feel lucky to have been able to visit Shika’s programme in Tanzania and have seen first hand the difference sponsorship can make. The children are absolutely delightful, keen to learn and so grateful for the opportunity to study, play and build a future for themselves.”

Harriet Williams, Events Organiser, London

Why sponsor with Shika?

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Shika offers individuals, schools or groups different sponsorship options:

Proven track record of success:

Shika are experienced in our field.  We have developed a successful programme and have a proven track record of supporting vulnerable children through school.  Every year we are helping more of the most vulnerable children graduate from secondary school.

Forge Friendships:

Shika sponsorships are a great way to build friendships with people from around the globe. Learn about life in Tanzania and East African culture through the letters and pictures your sponsored child will send, share your letters with them too.

More money directly to those that need it:

Shika programmes are administered in the UK and Europe by a network of committed volunteers.  We therefore have almost zero admin costs.  This means that all of the money you donate is spent directly on those that need it in Tanzania.

Be a lifeline:

By sponsoring a child’s education, you can make a genuine difference to a child’s life.   We have developed a successful programme and have a proven track record of supporting vulnerable children through school.  Every year we are helping more of the most vulnerable children graduate from secondary school.

Mostly we are supporting secondary school pupils to go to school and do pre vocational training currently. However, if you would prefer to sponsor a primary aged child please do get in touch as we may be able to help.

All Shika sponsors receive:

  • A welcome pack, including a photo and background information from your sponsored child.
  • At least one letter/ drawing from your sponsored child a year and the opportunity to write back.
  • A yearly update on your sponsored child’s progress at school.
  • The Shika newsletter, with updates on the children, the charity and regular updates via the Shika website and Facebook pages.

 What do we ask of our sponsors?

 

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Shika encourages people from the international community, including school groups and families to sponsor, striking up friendships that span the globe.  Sponsors receive letters, a photo and school reports from their sponsored child, as well as the opportunity to learn about Tanzania’s rich and varied culture.  All our sponsors are welcome to visit if ever in Tanzania.  If you are planning a trip, email our Programme Manager to arrange a suitable day to visit – education@shika.org.uk

We also encourage all sponsors to commit, where possible, to support their sponsor child throughout the entirety of their secondary education.  We value your commitment and the children are reliant on it.

What does it cost?

Please click on the links below to see information on sponsorship fees:

Sponsorship Fees