Sponsorships are a key component of what makes Friends of Ngong Road unique. Sponsors have a very personal 1:1 relationship with their students and see the impact of their investment in changing a child’s life.
Sponsorship fees cover the cost of school fees, books, uniforms, meals, and school housing (if needed). Additional funds are raised to support student training and support costs. The cost of sponsorship has not changed in 15 years and was initially developed based on three tiers: $750/year ($62.50/month) for primary school, $1250 ($104.17/month) for secondary school, and $1,000 ($83.33/month) for post-secondary school.
Over the years a few things have impacted the program:
- School fees have increased significantly
- The cost difference between grade levels has become negligible
- Currently, the full cost of a student in our program is:
- $2402/year for primary
- $2415/year for secondary
- $2210/year for post-secondary
- The management of differing sponsorship fee levels adds time and cost
In 2021 we decided to rationalize sponsorship fees to one level for the entire length of a student’s school career. We will now be asking sponsors to support students at $100/month ($1200/year). You will be notified on your sponsorship anniversary. There will continue to be the need to raise money for additional support for students such as our Life Skills Program, Saturday Program, medical assistance, case managers, etc.
If you are a sponsor, we hope you will consider paying at the new level and making your payments automatic on a monthly or annual basis. This helps keep our administrative costs low.
In addition, if you wish to contribute towards the additional program costs, consider a monthly donation or one-time gift by clicking here.