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kids4school projects

kids4school is a multifaceted ministry which primarily enables children to go to school.
But along with child sponsorship we operate a feeding program, and are involved in many different construction and training projects.

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The kids4school Trustees decided to help our sponsor families by building some basic houses for them. Previous to this they live in mud-block houses with mud and stick roof. Not very water-tight at all and no security.


kids4school is supporting special needs schools at Hombolo, Buigiri and Dodoma Deaf School.  The children in these schools are blind, partially sighted, disabled, Albino and deaf.

kids4school will continue over the next few years to develop their 18 acre site close to the kids4school lodge.  

The work is done in phases.

Why not get your company involved with kids4school?

This is a way of showing folks in practical terms that at the heart of your business is compassion.

The level of commitment of course is up you but regardless of that level, you will be making a long lasting investment in the lives of some of the poorest families in the world.

Many of the students, have to walk miles just to get to school – on an empty stomach! Can you imagine?

Their parents are farmers and times are tough – families are battling through to the next harvest two or three months from now. That is if the crops can survive that long. When they get home this evening, there will be little on the table – some porridge, if they are lucky. All this, and exams to pass.

Students who are registered on the sponsorship program get the uniforms and books that are necessary to attend school.  They also are provided with a daily meal at the kids4school feeding stations.  They attend schools that have benefited greatly by the wider work of kids4school and its sponsors – classrooms have been renovated, new toilets blocks built and water storage tanks constructed to provide schools with clean and safe water.

Primary & Secondary Education is available in Tanzania.  However, in order to attend school each pupil is required to have a school uniform and necessary books.

Because of the extreme poverty that families find themselves in, it is impossible for them to raise the necessary funds so their children can get the start in life if they are to get out of the poverty trap they are in.

Who We Are

kids4school is an Evangelical, Nondenominational, Christian Ministry.

We believe in brief that:

God: There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Father: a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in attributes

The Son: is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He lived a sinless life, died an atoning death, and was bodily resurrected, ascended, and His imminent return for His bride, the Church.

The Holy Spirit: is a divine Person who, indwells, guides, teaches, and empowers the believer, and convinces the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment

The Bible: inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings and our guide and final authority in faith and life.

Salvation: is by grace, through faith in the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ as the sole means of attaining eternal life.

Humankind: was originally created in the image and the likeness of God, fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved (Born Again) only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In seeking to show the love of Christ, kids4school will strive to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people regardless of their age, race, gender, colour or religion


Rev Tom Robinson

Rev Tom Robinson

Director & Founder of kids4school
Tom has been involved with Missions for over 34 years. His passion and love for Mission work continues through kids4school with education and practical support for the children of Tanzania. Tom is married to Margaret and together they started kids4school in 2009. They have 5 children.

Joanne McFarlane

Joanne McFarlane

Deputy Director
Joanne was a MK (missionary kid) and spent her teen years in Africa. She has a real love and burden for the children of Africa and in particular Tanzania. Prior to Covid lockdown she visited the projects in Tanzania every year and has led numerous Mission trips. She is also the liaison between the UK and Tanzania offices. Joanne is married to William and they have 3 children.

Geoffrey Jiyane

Geoffrey Jiyane

Finance Administrator
Geoffrey ensures that all finances are accurate and that financial areas run smoothly and effectively. He is from Zimbabwe and is married to Gloria and they have 2 children.

Kerry Millin

Kerry Millin

Office Administrator
Kerry is responsible for general office duties. Along with Wendy she looks after the mail, phone calls and daily administration. She is married to Darren and they have 1 son.

Wendy Nesbitt

Wendy Nesbitt

Office Administrator
Wendy is responsible for general office duties. She looks after the mail, phone calls and administration on a daily basis. Wendy is married to Stephen and they have 2 children.

Tanzania Team


Pastor Roy Graham

I joined the team from kids4school to take a journey into the unknown – Tanzania, Africa.

Our flight left Dublin and it involved 2 flights, 1 overnight stay and a  bus journey. We were not there for a holiday, but rather to serve and work for the Lord, sharing and showing His love to the needy people of Tanzania.

This we did through school visitation – teaching the Gospel, doing crafts, playing games with the children. Home visitations – Taking food and clothes to people who have very little and live in poor conditions. Assembling desks – 100 desks delivered to schools in great need before we left.

Seeing is believing, something I will never forget. A wonderful experience and I am glad I went. To God be the Glory.

Dean Nickels – Millisle Baptist Church

My name is Dean and I had the opportunity to serve with kids4school. This was an amazing trip to work & witness. It was a rich blessing to see my sponsored child first hand and help with basic needs for children and families in the poorest of countries. The team that was brought to serve God has truly drawn me closer to Christ. Thank you kids4school