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We are trying to help our former student John earn a university degree from a local university in Mwanza, Tanzania.

In 2008-2009, my wife Fiona and I spent a few precious months volunteering at an orphanage in the small village of Buswelu, located 13km southeast of Mwazna in Tanzania. We were able to teach, mentor and befriend a young student named John. John was looked up to by his younger brothers and sisters for his excellence in academics and amazing soccer abilities. A good-hearted young man, he often took time from his day to tutor other the other orphans. As one of the older residents, John was called upon by the orphanage directors to assist in any way possible. At the time, John was just beginning high school. He has now successfully completed his high school studies and would like to attend a local university in Mwanza to study business, specifically a Diploma of Procurement & Supplies. We will be paying the costs in advance, to get the ball rolling on John's education.  Your donations will help pay his university tuition, books & school supplies, as well as assist with John's living expenses, including room & board (Please see the estimated costs below).  Please contribute and feel free to pass this along to anyone and everyone you know!  On behalf of John Joseph, with many thanks, Alex and Fiona Anastas.  

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1. College fees for a one-year certificate (required for entry into program) = 855,000 TSH
2. College fees for a two-year diploma (Procurement & Supplies) = 1,928,400 TSH
3. College hostel, per year = 450,000-500,000 TSH
4. Books and stationery allowance, per year = 120,000 TSH
5. Meal allowance, per year = 1,008,000 TSH
6. Medical allowance per year = 144,000 TSH 
* All costs quoted in the local currency, Tanzanian Shillings (TSH) 
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