Thank you! Your donation makes such a difference. As a donor you will receive our annual newsletter and, if you’re making a dedicated donation, we will also send updates about that child’s progress which could include photos, thank you letters, school reports. You will receive a tax receipt for any donation over $20.
You can dedicate your donation for a particular child, or simply donate to where help is most needed. We strive to ensure that every child has at least one dedicated supporter, and multiple supporters for each child are welcome. Your donation will immediately go into a child’s individual education fund and will be used directly for their education needs. Please contact us for information about supporting a specific child.
How to Donate
You can make monthly or one-time donations by credit card on Paypal right now using this button:
You can eTransfer from a Canadian bank account to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail a cheque or postdated cheques payable to “ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams” to:
PO Box 1113, Mount Albert ON, Canada L0G 1M0
Please let us know if your donation is on behalf of a friend or family member and give us their contact information if you wish them to be informed of your donation.
Any amount will help. Here are some examples of how your donation can help:
$20=child’s school uniform, school supplies, school breakfast
$60=new school desk
$140=one year of secondary school
$250=new window for a classroom
$375=laptop OR field studies for a post-secondary student
The Tanzanian government says public education is ‘free’, but families still have to pay for meals at school, uniforms, shoes, personal items, school supplies, exam fees, field trips and remedial help. Here is a breakdown of the cost of public education from secondary school to university:
LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL (FORMS 1-4) Ordinary Levels: about $140 per year if the student is not boarding at school.
UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL (FORMS 5-6) Advanced Levels: Students who move on to Advanced Levels must pay $800 per year, which includes boarding costs.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL: Students who do not do well academically can go to vocational training, which costs $1000 per year for 3 years and includes boarding costs.
COLLEGE: $3000-3500 per year including boarding costs.
UNIVERSITY: $3500-4500 per year including boarding costs.
These costs are well beyond the means of the families who are being helped by ABCDreams. So please donate as much as you are able!