Wages and Classroom Deserving Tanzanian Orphanage

Our Mission:

We're raising funds to pay the deserving teachers at Aston Vision School and Orphanage fair wages. Monicah is one of three dedicated and benevolent local teachers at Aston Vision in Arusha, Tanzania. She donates all her time, five days a week, for free, and selflessly does so to better hundreds of orphans and impoverished children's lives. These children rely on her for love and education, although Monicah cannot continue unpaid forever, as she also needs to support herself and her family.

Contributing to this cause, not only contributes to Monicah moving forward with her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, but also contributes to the quality education of hundreds of children, helps support dozens of families, and contributes to the development of the larger community and the cessation of the wheel of poverty.

This campaigns' goal of AUD$6000 is equivalent to three years fair wages (one year for each teacher) for a primary school teacher in Tanzania, plus extra to help finish the third and fourth classrooms being built at Aston Vision. The teacher's wage is equivalent to AUD$115 per month, which barely covers the expensive costs of renting and living for most locals. Although it would greatly benefit Monicah who at only 23 years old, living with family, without enough money to do anything other than house chores on her days off, still rather dedicates her time freely to helping the local children she cares so deeply for. 

Estha and Biasha, the other two teachers who have been at Aston Vision longer, are both paid wages of $115 per month, due to past fundraising efforts from other volunteers. However, Aston Vision has many children, not enough funds to even guarantee continued pay for these teachers, and Monicah was needed to open the third classroom. A year's wage is only a start, but it could be a hugely impactful start: the beginning of Monicah's lifelong dream, and the continued life support for Estha and Biasha. A year's wage would keep the three classrooms open at Aston Vision, positively impacting hundreds of children's lives. It also would allow Monicah to save some money to attend college, bettering the quality of the children's education by furthering her own. 

Monicah, Estha and Biasha are unaware of this campaign to raise money to pay their wages. I was so inspired by their selfless service and unconditional love for the children during my volunteering time at Aston Vision, that I was motivated to start this campaign on their behalf. I am sure Monicah would happily and humbly continue volunteering for free for as long as possible, but without wages this is a finite period of time. Monicah is greatly needed by the children at Aston Vision and families in the community. Donate today and help positively impact hundreds of deserving lives.

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Example donations:

$15 -
one week wage for a manual labourer constructing new classrooms

$30 -
approximately one week wage for one of the teachers

$50 -
one 25kg bag of maize, used to make the children's staple meal

$50 - 40 bricks for the new classrooms

$115 - 
approximately one month wage for one of the teachers

Donations ()

  • Claire Craven 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Roy Espinoza 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Wendy Lyons 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Andrew Matthias 
    • $5 
    • 7 mos
  • Narinda Sandry 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
See all

Organizer

Jasmine Bonita 
Organizer
Surfers Paradise, QLD
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