Qualifying Test (QT)

Many Tanzanian students are forced to drop out of secondary school due to financial pressures facing families. The Qualifying Test (QT) offers an alternative route back into education, reducing the secondary school curriculum to an intensive 2-year programme.

QT is often the only way young people from poor families can resume their education. There is huge demand for QT, but few opportunities to acquire sponsorship.

Currently, Kijana Kwanza is hosting 2 QT students, with a long waiting list of applicants. QT students are normally older and exceptionally determined to succeed in education.

Sponsorship of a QT student costs £65/month. Students receive:

  • College and tuition fees
  • Uniform and PE kit
  • All educational resources including books and writing materials
  • Additional classes in English and ICT
  • Weekly tests to monitor student progress
  • Transportation from their home town/village
  • Boarding and meals (including a balanced, nutritious diet)
  • Medical insurance (for the duration of their course)
  • Hygiene products
  • Pastoral care

All QT students are required to undertake a minimum of 5 hours of volunteering per week.

To sponsor a QT student, please email admin@kijana-kwanza.org

If you would like to make a one-off donation, click here.