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From lightbulbs to lunches and textbooks to toilet roll, we are committed to providing all of our students with shelter, education, food, empowerment, opportunity and hope. We rely on private sponsors to succeed in this commitment. Below you will find further information about how your ongoing support can enable us to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of these beautiful children. Go on, have a goosey gander. 


Sponsor Toiletries, Clothes & Shoes

Sanitary provisions




School uniform

Toothbrush & toothpaste

Soap & shampoo

£20 a month

Sponsor School Supplies

​Science equipment


Text books

Reading books

£10 a month

Sponsor Tumaini Kitchens & Food




Clean water

£5 will feed one child for 1 month

Sponsor Education

Teachers wages 
Transport to exams
Exam fees
Desks & chairs

£60 a month

(teachers wages are £60-£180 a month)

Sponsor a life

£35 a month will cover all costs for one of our children

Where most needed

This allows us to put your money where we need it most

Any amount- you choose!

Providing our 500 students with 3 meals a day is an awesome challenge.  The kitchen staff rely on being creative and frugal, and they excel!

It costs £2500 a month to feed all of our children.

 Every donation helps towards this and the Tumaini kitchen staff are very skilled at making a little go a long way.

Running water, rain proof roofing and toilet facilities are everyday items we rarely think about.  The children have a deep sense of gratitude for access to these privileges at school; particularly those that board full-time.  Being able to maintain the physical facilities is crucial to the well-being of the students and we need financial support for these ongoing costs.

Education is the very core of what we offer.  The children have learnt to optimise the space in their books and care for the pencils they are given, but we are always in need of more. 

By sponsoring a class, you are enabling us to cater for the needs of the different age groups. We will use this money to meet the current needs of the chosen classes. 

Having the available resources to help the children learn and to support the teacher in the classroom is an incredible gift to give. 

We rely on donations to keep the children looking and feeling smart! They have learnt to care for their own clothing, and in the majority of cases, the school uniform is the best clothing the children own.
In Kenya it is a legal requirement to wear shoes in school to prevent infection from common parasites that invade the feet.  Having shoes that fit keeps the children comfortable and prevents some serious health challenges.  

Even though our staff are paid below the average for qualified personnel in this region of Kenya, we have been able to consistently recruit staff and maintain the availability of classes thus far. This is getting harder to achieve as it well below what the government will pay them for a teaching position. Our aim is to match government wages so we can keep ur staff consistently employed. 

Sponsorship also allows us to plan for the future, the opportunities above require regular support from people like you. To get involved, simply set up a standing order, for your chosen amount to the bank account below using one of the above topics as the payment reference. 

We are very grateful for your continued support to our vital cause. We believe that working together, we can break the poverty cycle. 

Tumaini Sponsorship Resources

At this time we are not able to send gifts to either of our schools. By sending money, we are able to boost their own economy, save on postage costs and encourage them to be self reliant.                     

If you would like to write to our students or teachers at Tumaini Brooks

- Email your letter to: hello@tumainichildrenscharity.org

In the subject line please include your sponsored age of choice for example 'Kindergarten/Primary/Secondary'

When writing to a class, a few class members will be chosen to write back to you. 

Helpful tips:
- Keep it short and simple. English is often a second or third language for many of our children This helps your sponsored group to be able to understand and respond. 

- Tell them a little about yourself (job, family, hobbies, interests etc) and what it is like where you come from (no specifics please)

-Be encouraging, many of the children would never contemplate having any kind of future where they could provide for themselves. Any kids of positive encouragement to keep trying and keeping faith is welcome.

- Ask about their hobbies, interests, favourite subjects, favourite foods etc. (No personal questions)