Sponsor: Pilot House
We're doing things a bit differently for Project Education 2014! We have six children ready to start school in January; Pray, Loveness, Queen, Anna, Isaak and Auntie. If they can get sponsors, they will be starting at a fantastic local school called Amani (Peace) Academy, which has ranked highest in the region on national tests for the last several years, and in fact ranked within the top 25 schools in all of Tanzania! Unlike in prior years, however, they won't be going as boarders – they will instead be cared for in a family-style pilot house, run on the same model we plan to use in the children's village, with 6 children and a set of volunteers and mamas working together to create a happy, healthy environment that is as close to a family structure as possible. In the long term, our goal is to have all of the orphanage children living in similar houses in our children's village.
Sponsoring a child is a great way to support our work, open your family to a child without one, and develop an ongoing relationship with one amazing little boy or girl. Sponsors receive twice-yearly updates with photos and videos, and a letter detailing your child's progress. Sponsors are also encouraged to send letters, birthday or holiday presents, and can track their child's progress through our website and Facebook page. Click on the children's pictures below to learn more about them, or scroll down for all the details on our sponsorship program and to sign up!
To become a sponsor, just sign up in USD or GBP at your chosen level below. Then either pick a child to sponsor through the widget at the top of the page, or include a note with a child's name or asking us to assign one to you. It's that simple!
Let us know if this donation is a gift, and we will send the recipient a beautiful card letting them know about your generosity. You can cancel your sponsorship at any time through your Paypal account or by emailing us and asking us to discontinue it.
Donations are processed securely through Paypal or American Express. You are also welcome to send a check to our headquarters!
The Pilot House and Children's Village Projects are run by The Small Things, and our donors cover all costs for the children. While we want our children to know and come to love their sponsors, we don't want to penalize children without one. Therefore, all sponsorship donations go into a communal fund used to support all of the children's care, and children may have multiple sponsors. We will consider children "available" for sponsorship until 200% of the sponsorship amount is met, and any overflow will be used to assist other children. However, any gifts or letters sent will go directly to your child.
We have five levels of sponsorship available:
• Rafiki (Friend) sponsorship: $15 or ₤10 per month covers your child's toys, games, trips off the property, and medical care.
• Shangazi (Aunt) or Mjomba (Uncle) sponsorship: $30 or ₤20 per month covers your child's food and vitamins.
• Mualim (Teacher) sponsorship: $50 or ₤30 per month covers your child's day school tuition and transport.
• Mzazi (Parent) sponsorship: $75 or ₤50 per month covers the mama's salaries and the child's housing and clothes.
• Shujaa (Hero) sponsorship: $150 or ₤100 per month covers all of the above! Shujaa sponsors can also choose to help cover our administrative and other costs by adding on an additional amount per month.