Sponsorship within the ACE programme is a long term committment.

The main objective of the programme is two fold:

  1. To combine each student with a sponsor or sponsors  who will see them through primary school, ( Grades 1-7) and then if the student progresses satisfactorily,  also through secondary school. (Grades 1-4, and if possible, then grades 5 & 6 for advancement to University.)
  2. To enable the provision of emergency funds through student unaffiliated support or donations  to cover emergency medical situations, additional administration and vehicle costs, and to assist if  sponsors strike difficulties and default on payment.

A sponsorship  covers all or some of  the following:

Additional costs are as follows and all contributions are welcome:

 One  years tuition , all inclusive, is USD 15-1800  (for boarding). What we do is endeavour to match up a students  needs with the best available sponsor, and supplement also with additional fundraising.

If you are interested in sponsoring a student, please contact Vinnie Duncan at vd@vinnie.co.nz 

Sponsorships can be arranged at any level of contribution, depending on how much you, the donor, can afford.

Mentoring and writing sponsorships are also welcomed. All students enjoy receiving correspondence from their supporters.

The ACE students   have sponsors from all over the world.  Having such a broad sponsor base offers a multicultural experience for the children, as  sponsors and their associates travel to and from Arusha, and in doing so maintain contact with their sponsor student or students. ACE students all know each other through attendance at the same schools, and through the close ‘family’ network structure that ACE provides by having a small, personal programme. Personal correspondence is encouraged.


We always have  students on an urgent waiting list. They are all  in desperate need of sponsorship because they are either orphans, or in difficult family situations.  In some cases their current sponsors have either defaulted or are unable to meet the full committment, and would like to ‘share’ a sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring a student to school, please contact us as soon as possible as per the details on the contacts page, or at vd@vinnie.co.nz for more information.

Please consider sharing a sponsorship with a friend, or fundraising through your workplace, local school, or community.