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Sponsor a child!

Victor Neema Taretui

I am a boy, I was born in 2011. I live in Kwa Mrefu with uncle, my father abandon me and my mother. My mother is a day labored, she doesn’t have a permanent place to stay that’s why I stay at uncle’s place. After school, I play with friends and do homework. My dream is to become a teacher.



Lucia John

I am a girl, was born in 2013. I live in Moshono kati with my mother, my father left us. My mother is a day worker. We live 20 minutes’ walk from school. After school, I help my mother to wash dishes,then play with my friends. On weekends I play with friends and on Sunday I go to Church. Mathematics, handwriting and reading are my favorite subjects. My dream is to become a policewoman.


Neema Ishwake

Hello. I am a girl, I was born in 2013. I live at Kwa Baraa with my mother. My father abandoned our family after some conflict with my mother. My walk to school takes 20 minutes. My mother does laundry so that we can get something to eat. After school I has to wash dishes and play. When I grow up I want to become a Teacher.


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.