UK based Boo Charity commits to funding 4 Early Child Development Schools in Kenya

Busire ECD students
Students at Busire ECD receive their new uniforms thanks to the partnership between Vision Africa and the Boo charity. Photo: Twitter/VisionAfrica

UK based Boo Charity, which was set up in the memory of Sarah Hicks (known as ‘Boo’ to friends and family), have been working with partner charity Vision Africa to provide rural school children with meals and uniforms as part of their commitment to fund four Early Childhood Development (ECD) schools.

Located in Nyamwanga, Busire, Kibera and Kandara, these schools provide children with an education as well as uniforms, textbooks, learning materials and shoes.

The Boo Charity

The Boo Charity was set up following the death of Sarah ‘Boo’ Hicks, who lost her battle to cancer in October 2002 at the age of 36.

Nyamwanga ECD centre
Students enjoy lunch at Nyamwanga ECD centre, supported by Vision Africa and the Boo Charity. Photo: Twitter/VisionAfrica

Following her diagnosis, she searched for alternative treatment for her illness in Kenya where she made many friends who were touched by the compassion and love she had for those less fortunate than herself.

The charity aims to help Kenyan children who are disadvantaged through economic poverty with projects including the provision of food, shelter, healthcare, education, life-skills and emotional support.

The overriding principle & ethos of ‘Boo’ is to provide children with care, whilst nurturing and developing opportunities to lift them from poverty so that they no longer need to rely on charity.

You can find out more about the Boo Charity and find out how to support their work through sponsoring a child, making a one-off donation or setting up a standing order by visiting their website.