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I have a quick question. I sponsored a child from Tanzania who recently graduated from the Compassion Program, as he is now 22. He recently found me on social media and has been requesting assistance paying for college. I told him I would possibly look into it, but couldn't promise anything, because i don't understand the university system there, nor do I know that I can afford to pay the total amount.
The student put me in contact with someone from the school who has broken down the costs for the education ($1,600 tuition, room, and board) and told me how to "wire funds" to the University Bank account.
I am still up in the air about whether I will go forward with this or not. Besides the amount of money in general, i am concerned about transferring a large sum of money directly to a University that I don't know, and whether it will actually arrive safely.
Is this something common that past sponsor children ask? Have you heard of any other sponsors wiring money directly to the university?