Sponsor a student

The Nicolas Robinson School educates some of the most disadvantaged children in the area of Mekele, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. These children are the sons and daughters of disabled war veterans who are the most financially disadvantaged in society.  Of the 1480 children at the school, 500 are currently sponsored and we aim to add more to this number, each year.

Download our information leaflet here.

Your payment covers the cost of the lunch the child brings to school each day from home, their school uniform, pens and pencils and their school registration fee, and their school fees. It also includes transport, as well as the summer school costs.

Sponsorship of a student at the Nicolas Robinson School in  Mekele costs USD500 per year. Normally we would hope that you can sponsor the student throughout their school career (usually up to grade 12). You can chose whether to sponsor a boy or a girl and whether to start your sponsorship in the kindergarten grades or support an older student.

From your student you will receive a letter 3 times per year. Also, once per year you will receive an updated photograph. At the end of the first and second semesters you will receive a grade report to show their progress at school.

If you would like to sponsor a young student at the school, please write to us on info@rainbows4children.org and we can tell you more about the programme.