Although the Tanzanian government has a policy of free education, the reality is that many children cannot afford to pay for the “extras” – the required uniform, books, stationery, fees for water and security guards and monthly haircuts. Therefore, many are still not receiving a formal education, especially in the area served by the Inner-City Programs.
English and math are the 2 weakest subjects in all the government primary schools. To help mitigate this problem, Hope for the Future has started a nursery school where the instruction is in English. This gives the children a head start in learning English. During the vacation, math camps are held. Hopefully, in the future English camps too can be added.
Completing work sheets of fractions. Students use Dupolo to learn!
Samia diligently trying to read a book. She is in nursery and learning to read.
The annual Project School fundraiser was created to help students overcome financial barriers to education. In November and December, Hope for the Future asks donors to purchase one or more sponsorships as a gift to honour friends and family. These gifts cover the extra school costs that most children cannot afford. When the new school year begins in January, our Inner-City Program children are ready with their uniforms, school supplies, fees and haircuts. Your gift of sponsorship during our Project School campaign will enable one or more children to attend school for the whole year! Students are also able to continue on to secondary school, where the fees are significantly higher.
Sponsorship Success Stories
Michael Simumba (secondary school)
Dora Elia (primary school)
Simon Anderson (primary school)
Zuhura Shida (secondary school)
2021 – Donors sponsored 228 children for an elementary school education and 42 children for a secondary education.
2022 – Donors sponsored 249 children for an elementary school education and 67 children for a secondary education.
In 2023 our need has grown.
We have 239 elementary students and 103 secondary students that need sponsors this year!
Please consider giving the gift of education on behalf of a loved one this Christmas. Sponsor an elementary student for CAD$70.00 or a secondary student for CAD$200.00. If you are donating multiple sponsorships to multiple recipients please share those details in your message.
eCards are also available on the donation form and on our website! Click here to download and email to your recipient.
You can donate in any of these 3 ways:
E-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail cheque to: Hope for the Future Ministries
60 Osborne Corner Road,
Osborne Corner, NB E4H 3V3
Online: Use the form below and sponsor a child via the CanadaHelps donation platform. Send a personalized eCard directly to your loved one on behalf of the children.
Hope for the Future Ministries is a registered charity with CRA. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to the programs since the administrative work is done by volunteers.