STD V"Standard V Sponsorship"

Sponsor a child!

Standard V

Johnson Mussa

Hi! I am a boy, I was born 2008, I’m living with my mother and grandmother. I have a one brother and one sister.My father had conflict with my mother and they are no longer live together, my father has another wife. After school, I wash school uniform and dishes, then plays with his friends. When I grow up I want to be a Pilot.


Fransisca Tairo

Hey! I am a girl, I am 11 years old, I’m living with my mother and father in Moshono kati. My father in a local house constructor and my mother is a day worker. I walk twenty minutes to school. After school, I wash school uniform and dishes sometimes I get lunch, then I play with his friends. My dream is to become a teacher.


Elirehema Mrema

Hello! I am a boy, I was born 2008. I live in Moivaro with my parents. My father is not working at the moment but my mother is buying and selling fruits for a living.  I have two sisters and one brother. Before school, I prepare my tea, I take shower put on my school uniform. I get tea with left over food but not everyday. My walk to school takes thirty minutes, I walk with my friends to school. After school I wash the dishes, my school uniform,  and playing with my friends. When I grow up I want to be a doctor. 


How it works

Children are put forward for sponsorship by teachers, volunteers, iThemba staff or parents. We interview them to understand a little about their lives. Then our Outreach Worker visits each child that is interviewed at home to understand their home situation. This helps us to decide whether the student really needs sponsorship and if they are a high, medium or low priority for sponsorship. We create a sponsorship sheet for each child that needs sponsorship. 

There are different reasons why a child would need sponsoring. Some of them are orphans, some are abused by their parents or caregivers, others have alcoholic parents or suffer themselves from diseases (are malnourished, epileptic, have eye problems and so on).

If you want to sponsor a child, all you need to do is send an email to Let us know if you have a preference for sponsoring a boy or girl and the age of the child. We will send a profile of a student over to you. You could also select a child yourself that you want to sponsor on our sponsorship page.

Payment can be made either yearly (€250) or monthly (€21) into our Leraren Zonder Grenzen account. For more details see our Donations section on our contribute page. However, when you mail us about sponsoring a child, we will provide you all the information.

Afterwards, we will send you an update on your sponsored child every 3 months so you can see how they are getting on.