We need your help now

Our primary aim is to raise enough money to cover the rent, educational costs of the children, and salaries for the workers. We have managed to do that through sponsorship by family and friends. However, as NOCET has grown, there are 2 volunteer workers who need salaries.

As the people we support progress through school, costs increase dramatically. In 2015, 3 will be at Sasheryl Nursery School and Kindergarten, 11 in Primary, 4 in Secondary, 3 will be taking on vocational courses, and our first student will attend university. Unfortunately, we do not have enough sponsorship to pay for the increase in educational costs to cover these students for 2015.

If they are to have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and change their lives and the lives of their families and communities, then funding their education is crucial.

Adams, NOCET’s volunteer co-ordinator, does not have a salary, except for what Samwel can personally afford. He is married and has a young family. We need to raise a salary for him.

Diana assists Matron in the kitchen, with washing, cleaning, and care of the children, doesn’t have a wage. Her time is voluntary.

And, rent increased by 50%, January 2014.

In short, we need more sponsors.


Letter of thanks

Towards the end of 2014, Adams sent Loose Change a letter. We'd like to share it with you:

It was a Monday morning and I looked around to see breakfast being prepared for our happy and smiling children. Each one of them, including Naomi and Wilsum, talking and laughing, completely oblivious to the fact that they are disadvantaged; they did not see themselves that way at all. Since you cannot see their dear faces, I am writing to tell you how wonderful it is to see them smile and how thankful we are for your donations that make it happen!

Your contribution has helped so much, but the need is still great. Each day, each month and each year we help our children with food, education, clothing and a place to stay. Without donations like yours, however, the centre will not have enough funds to keep operating.

A financial gift from you which is desperately needed to help us reach our goals at the moment gives services that bring much joy to the kids. Together we are transforming lives and building brighter futures, but without you it just wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you so much for your support.

Yours in Love and Kindness

Adams Genga

Program Coordinator


what it costs, 2015

Here is a rundown of the current annual cost* to send NOCET children to Primary, Secondary, College and University, in Australian dollars.




Forms 1–4


Forms 5 and 6


Vocational College




Note: Most Tanzanians live on less than AUD2 a day.

*  Revised each year.

^ Includes all school fees, uniform, books, breakfast and
   2 pairs of shoes per year.

# Includes accommodation, food, fees and books.

© 2017 Sheryl Taylor and Loose Change Sponsorship Scheme | Website photographs: Kerry Ferroni, Jacqui Pinkava, Sheryl Taylor, Pier Vido | Site by Pier Vido Design | Updated 23 November 2017