BASIK - Build A School In Kenya

Bringing lasting change to children's lives through education

We are working to end poverty through education and give children the opportunity to have a brighter future. BASIK provides schools with running water, desks, toilets and a building that will last. We also ensure that children who cannot afford to go to school can go and give all pupils a malaria net to take home.

With your help we can bring lasting change to children's lives by giving them an education.

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Why Build A School In Kenya?

Our Projects

Tsavo East Community Development Initiative (TECDI)

We are now working in partnership with Simon Musila and the Tsavo East Community Development Initiative. TECDI are a community organisation in Kenya that like us are hoping to educate children as a long-term solution to fight poverty. Simon runs the initiative in his spare time to try and help his community. They have started a community library and museum as well as coming together to support children with their school fees. They do this around the Tsavo East National Park in the Kasaala disctrict.

If you would like to find out more or get involved with the charity, please email Chris or Celia.

A commemorative plaque announcing the completion of a new classroom
Students in a classroom funded by BASIK

Kilimani Primary School

BASIK began life in 2006 when we started raising money to fund the rebuilding of Kilimani Primary School.

The school was a mud hut in a rural location outside Mombasa, with two teachers supporting 70 students. It had no basic facilities and materials. We worked with Head Teacher Julius Nzai to rebuild the school and support children who couldn't afford to pay their fees to get an education.

Kilimani now has brick built classrooms for all year groups, a staff room, toilets, clean running water and more teachers to provide a better quality education. The school now supports over 150 students from the local community! This was our first project as a charity and we're very proud of what we helped to achieve at Kilimani and the opportunities the students will gain from an education.

School children with BASIK sign waving
Children at school enjoying a breaktime snack
BASIK putting up a sign on a classroom

Help us achieve even more

We use Virgin Money Giving as our preferred donation method, it's quick, secure and it means that we can easily claim the Gift Aid on any money that is given to the charity.

Make a One Off Donation

We split our funds between building new facilities, supplying equipment for students and covering any fees required for a child to go to school. Any single donation is vital to ensuring we can continue to provide for our schools and children so please don't hesitate to make a donation of any amount.

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Make a Regular Donation

A regular donation of £10 a month will cover the costs of sending one child to secondary school for a year. £50 a month would help us fund a student through a year at university. No matter what you can afford, a regular donation is the best way to support BASIK.

Fundraise For BASIK

Have you had a hair brained idea for a charity event or are you taking part in an activity where you want to raise money for BASIK? Create a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving and select BASIK as your charity to make sure your sponsorship helps us build more schools in Kenya.

We'd like to say "thank you"

Thank you to all our fundraisers who have contributed over the last 11 years - we couldn't have done it without you!

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