Every child who lives at the Children's Village attends school, whether pre-school, kindergarten, primary, secondary school, or university. Student Sponsorship extends to local at-risk youth as well. These are students who may not be orphaned, but show promise and require assistance in paying school fees. Mufindi Orphans and partners pride itself in being able to sponsor the educations of all of its children through generous donors. The cost of sponsoring a child is small, compared with the enormous benefit the child receives. A sponsorship covers things like school fees, school supplies, uniforms, lunch, and transport to and from school. All secondary students who are sponsored participate in a work-study program. The program works upon the belief that consumption without contribution breeds entitlement. Students perform culturally-appropriate and age-appropriate tasks to help pay for their school needs, just as they would for their families in the village. For example, on the weekends, secondary school students can be found on the project site working in the garden, helping to cook in the Children's Houses, or helping in the office. Student Sponsorship is a wonderful way to empower students to take ownership of their own education.