Your Support Matters
We can't do this without your support. Find out more about how you can help.
How You Can Help
Every contribution makes a difference in reaching specific goals and sustaining the organization longterm. Read more about CYCO's short-term and long-term financial requirements below.
How To Donate
Scan the QR code with your TWINT app or click the button below to donate.
Make a direct transfer to our account via bank transfer. Please considering making a regular contribution via standard order.
Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
IBAN: CH04 0070 0114 8055 0334 1
Payable to: Förderverein Tansanias Junge Talente, 8038 Zürich
Make Your Contribution Known
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Good To Know
Donors will receive a receipt of their donation. You can also join one of our channels for updates and contact.
If you send us your picture we will add it to our Wall of Support in the study room so the team and the children can see the faces of the people investing in their future.
Why We Need Your Financial Support
We founded the non-profit organization Children and Youth Community Organization (CYCO) in Tanzania to give children living in poverty a brighter future. The House of Talents is the place where we make this happen.
As a certified non-profit organization, CYCO depends on donations. Funds are raised through our Zurich-based Support Association for Tanzania's Young Talents (Förderverein für Tanzanias Junge Talente) which is certified as a non-profit organization. The support association has tax exempt status (according to §61 lit. g StG and art. 56 lit. g DBG), making donations tax deductible for Swiss residents.
House of Talents
We want to make our center a safe and nurturing space for the kids. For this organization to be sustainable, we need to be able to maintain and improve the infrastructure and community space while also maintaining a core staff. We also require funds for training equipment, teaching materials, and meals, among other things.
At the moment, the team is made up of volunteers who are supporting the organization with their time, skills, and private means. As we grow, we want to make sure we can provide salaries to our core staff.
Read more about expenses and the cost of living in Tanzania below.
Here are examples of operation, infrastructure and material costs we need to cover:
Salary and board for three to four professional artists who train and supervise the children.
Food stipend for the children from the poorest families
Clothes for training
Purchase of equipment: poles, mats, balls, juggling material, hula-hoops, for a stable surface two layers of isomats, a large outdoor stretching carpet
Maintenance of the center
Blackboard and writing supplies
Cupboards and storage spaces for training and school materials
Money in Tanzania
The cost of living and goods can vary depending on the region. In Dar es Salaam, rents, utilities, and public transport costs are high compared to the average salary. The income disparity between urban and rural regions is significant.
Tanzania's official currency is the shilling (TSh). In early 2022, 1 TSh is worth 0.00043 USD or 0.0004 CHF.
Here are some examples of the cost of living in Tanzania in USD.
Meal at an Eatery
USD 1.20 outside the city
USD 3.50 in the city
USD 0.50 for bread
USD 1.- for a liter of milk
USD 2.- for a dozen eggs
USD 10.- for a dozen papayas or mangos
Food for a Family
USD 5.- per day
Roof of a Small House
USD 1000.- including materials and labor
USD 120.- new
USD 60.- used