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Have you received an invoice stating the cost of your child’s upcoming school tuition and personal needs? Please use our button to make your payment. Please make sure to make your donation before the due date stated on your invoice.
Child Sponsorship FAQ
Amani receives estimated costs of education for the upcoming year from each private school between November and December. Once these estimates received and at-center support calculated, our site manager will send an invoice requesting donations within two weeks time. Payments are made in full between December and January.
Payments may be made via GlobalGiving, and are matched to an existing sponsorship account. We ask that you include $36 to cover the processing and transfer costs. Amani provides confirmation of all donations received via the Global Giving Platform.
All sponsors receive letters and grade reports twice a year, June and November/December via email.
Absolutely. We encourage regular personal communication to strengthen relationships. You may send an email message, pictures and scanned letters to be translated. You may also coordinate periodic phone or video conversations via WhatsApp with our site manager and your child based on both of your schedules. Please note we ask for a small financial contribution at your discretion to offset the costs of phone/video data.
We discouraged mailed packages, as they are subject to search and taxation by the Tanzanian government, and international mailing may be unreliable. Instead, you may reach out to our site manager, who can describe an appropriate gift for your child’s needs, age and interests. You may donate the cost and the item will be purchased on-site in Tanzania.
The Amani Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible within the United States of America.
At Amani children are awarded scholarships. Though these are not contingent on academic success, the support recognizes hard work, encourages diligence, and provides accountability for each student. For the children, a “sponsor” is explained as a person in another country who believes in them, cares about them, and wants to help them achieve their goals. A sponsor is a fan, a cheerleader, and someone who will always be in their corner. We discourage the use of “rescue language” that diminishes the individual agency of the student and creates a dynamic of savourism.
Education System in Tanzania 2-7-4-2-3
2 Years of pre-primary followed by 7 years of primary school.
Duration: 2 years
Starting age: 5 yearrs old
Primary School Education
Objectives of primary school are to give students basic skills and abilities in reading, writing, and arithmetic and the extent that they can use such skills in solving pertinent problems in life; and identify learners with the capacity to continue with secondary education and other training institutions.
Duration: 7 years
Starting Age: 7 years old
Secondary School Education - Ordinary Level
Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
Duration: 4 years
Starting Age: 15 - 17 years old
Secondary School Education - Advance Level
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)
Duration: 2 years
Starting Age: 18- 20 years old
Vocational Training - Certificate
Requires Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
Duration: 2 years
Vocational Training - Full Technician Certificate
Requires Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) or 2-year post-secondary vocational Certificate for admission
Duration: 1 year
Tertiary education takes a minimum of 3 years, at a wide variety of institutions under the control of the ministry of higher education.
Duration: 3-5 years