How You Can Help

The ALCP/OSS Africa has a separate bank account for the St. Joseph VTC. So funds for the school are separated from the general funds of the ALCP.

Account information

This account is also used by the students to pay their school-fees. It has two sub-accounts for US Dollar and Euro which are credited in foreign currency. This allows the school management to exactly control the exchange rate on the date of withdrawal.


Donations are needed for

  • Investments

The school needs to grow. From 2011 we want to offer three- and four-year courses for motor vehicle mechanics and even mechatronics. This requires a second boy's dormitory to be built in 2010

With the start of the tailoring classes, we are building a new classroom-cum-workshop-building in 2010

There are many smaller investment projects like latrines, laundry houses, and all kind of equipment needs. If you want to support a project, that suits your budget, contact us.

How you can double your donation

  • Scholarships

Private schools do rely on school fees. St. Joseph VTC is charging modest fees for accomodation, food and tuition. For 2013 annual school fee is set at 910,000 TZS (ca. 430 Euro or 570 USDollars) which is still a lot of money for a family in Tanzania especially around Bomangombe. But it is not the intention of the School to only teach young people from families who can afford to pay the full school fees. That is why we encourage you to contribute to the scholarship fund.

  • Subsidising operations

The VETA (Vocational Education and Training Authority) calculates its own school operations with a cost of 900,000 to 1,200.000 TZShillings per student. This price is not marketable in rural Tanzania. But the few VETA schools (there is only one in Moshi for the whole of northern Tanzania with a capacity of only 400 Students) are subsidised by the government. There are plans on the way (since years) for government contributions to selected modell VTC's in each District. We hope, that St. Joseph VTC will qualify as a model VTC in the District of Hai.

During the learning curve and the sub capacity operation (until 2014) there are bound to be sub-optimal cost structures. But even beyond this ramp up period it is almost certain, that the school will not be able to operate "at cost" or "break even" without private sponsorship until the government will finally be able to subsidy private schools which now carry the burden of public vocational training and education.

Equipment Donations

are best collected in a container, which can be sent via the port of Mombasa, Kenia, and then by road to Bomangombe. Passing the border of Kenia/ Tanzania at Himo. All equipment must be in working order and should include spare parts. It is extremly time consuming and hazardous if maschinery has to be repaired before installation or needs a make over befor it can be used. Electrical equipment needs to be compliant with European electrical standards (240V AC 50Hz or 350V three-phase AC 50Hz).

Currently we need:

  • 2 lifts vor vehicles min. load 3 tons
  • Various motor vehicle repair equipment for bodyworks and painting
  • Sewing machines for professional use with spare parts.

Contact me by email, if you can make a contribution.

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