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Sponsor a School

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Sponsor a School

Pledge to feed pupils at an entire school.

Feed an entire school with Mary's Meals

Sponsoring a school is an amazing way to help us reach more of the world’s poorest children with the promise of a daily meal.

Whether you’re an individual, school, workplace or group, you can give your fundraising a focus by pledging to cover the cost of feeding every student at a school for an entire year! 

Your fundraising target will be set depending on the number of children enrolled at your school. Get in touch to find out about sponsoring a school in Malawi or Zambia today!

A classroom of children in Malawi

How Sponsor A School works

1. Fill in the form

Choose the country and size of school you wish to support and fill in the form below.


2. We match you to a school

We will get in contact to discuss your options and match you with a school. 


3. Plan out your fundraising

Start fundraising for your school. Alternatively, you can make your donation upfront.

Funds raised

4. Read all about it

Enjoy our email updates and final report on your sponsored school. 


Have any questions about Sponsor A School?

What is Sponsor A School?

Sponsor A School gives you the opportunity to provide nutritious daily meals for an entire school for a whole year. It’s an amazing way to have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children. We calculate the total cost to sponsor a school as the number of children enrolled in that school, multiplied by our current cost per child (for a year), which is just $25.20.

How do I make donations to my chosen school, and how can I check my total?

You can sponsor a school in two ways: fundraising or a personal gift.

Some people choose to fundraise, often alongside family and friends, to cover the cost of their school. This is a great way of bringing people together to create an amazing impact. We have lots of ideas of how you can raise money for your sponsored school. Contact our team below for more information

Alternatively, some people choose to cover the full cost themselves or with friends and family as a one-off donation, or through multiple donations or regular gifts, including Direct Debits, throughout the year.

However you choose to sponsor your school, you will be provided with a personal fundraising page (which sits on the Mary’s Meals website), where you can make donations and keep track of your total. You can share this with your friends, family and colleagues.

If you wish to make a donation any other way (e.g. bank transfer/personal checks/DAFs) please ensure you contact us so we can allocate this to your chosen

Can someone from Mary’s Meals come to my school/workplace/group to talk about your work?

Yes, we have a wonderful team of volunteers who are always happy to provide support with talks in the community. Please contact our Mary’s Meals team to find out more.

Are the funds I raise restricted to my chosen school only?

No, your donations will be restricted to your selected country, rather than to your specific school. This is to ensure that every child in the schools that are allocated to the Sponsor A School program can be fed, even if the enrolment number changes or their allocated sponsor is unable to raise the funds required. This model allows Mary’s Meals to be flexible and keep our promise to all the hungry children who rely on our school meals.

Will I receive updates from the Mary's Meals staff regarding the school I am sponsoring? 

Once your school has been fully funded in the first year of sponsorship, our in-country team will begin collecting information from the school that we will then be able to share with you. This might take the form of photos, videos and/or quotes from students, teachers and volunteers. We ask for your patience and flexibility as content collection process can be quite challenging depending on the location of the school.

If I don’t reach my target within 12 months, will the school still be provided for?

Yes, your chosen school will still be provided for and we will ensure that the children there will receive Mary’s Meals every school day. Our team is committed to helping support you on this journey to reach your goal and would be happy to speak further if you are having trouble reaching your goal.

What happens if I exceed my target during the year?

If your efforts surpass your expectations and you exceed your fundraising target over 12 months, that’s incredible news! Be assured that any donations above your target amount will be used to feed hungry children in the same country as your sponsored school.

Please note:  

Mary’s Meals does not own any of the schools where the meals are provided, and we cannot guarantee that enrolments or circumstances of your sponsored school will remain the same from the time of sponsorship till the end of your fundraising year. There may also be rare occasions where we are unable to deliver school feeding in an area due to unexpected events. We will keep you informed of any significant changes. 

Meet the grandmother of nine who is feeding 240 children in Zambia!

Vicky Manson is passionate about reading and is hoping to rewrite the future

The grandmother of nine sponsors Kavikuyu School, where 240 students receive a daily mug of porridge thanks to her support.

Vicky, school sponsor

As part of her fundraising efforts, Vicky invites members of her book clubs to make a monthly donation to Mary’s Meals. She has also organized a sponsored readathon with a local school, and she’s gearing up for a 300-mile sponsored bike ride with her husband!