Help us 'Raise the Roof' and build five classrooms

by Chris Azzaro (Treasurer) in Mombasa

We did it
On 23rd April 2018 we successfully raised £960 with 24 supporters in 56 days

We want to 'raise the roof' at our school - Unity Nursery and Primary School in Mombasa - by building five new classrooms.

by Chris Azzaro (Treasurer) in Mombasa

Friends of Mombasa Children - our story so far

We're Friends of Mombasa Children: a small, independent charity established in 2003. Over the last 15 years we've grown from a small group of committed volunteers to become a community of supporters that provides education, healthcare and a food programme to almost 400 of Mombasa's poorest children.

b80058c26bf7968f5a61b1c9675a8bd98c1c8184In 2008 we were able to buy a piece of land and begin to realise our dream of providing a permanent school and centre for our children to learn, be cared for and receive the same opportunity that we all take for granted.

We raised funds to turn the land into an oasis of learning for our children, providing a school in a caring, safe environment for almost 400 children between the ages of 3 and 18.

Since then, our school has gone from strength to strength; we've built additional corrugated-iron classrooms, a new kitchen, have rented a boarding facility for some of our most vulnerable children and we're able to support some through secondary education and training as well. We currently have 4 students at University. Our children get a hot meal at the school each day and they all have access to entirely free primary healthcare.

As a UK-based charity, we are able to raise enough money to contribute towards the day-to-day running costs of the school, feeding programme and health services, with the school management team in Kenya working really hard to make the school self-sustainable.

Now help us 'raise the roof'!

879d3831fddd9dc87b3d8ec156ae39597e459e2aLast year we were fortunate enough to receive a legacy that's enabled us to begin to realise the next stage of our vision: a permanent, concrete school building and brand new facilities, such as a toilet block, that will enrich the lives of our children and enable us to provide them with even better education and care.

But we now need your help. The money we received was enough to get us started and we've almost finished building five new classrooms. However, we don't want to stop there!

We want to urgently raise a further £75,000 to enable us to build a second storey, so that we can provide five further classrooms and a positive learning environments for our children to thrive and develop in.

Can you help us, to help them?

Whatever you can give will make a HUGE difference to the lives of our children. 

All money raised will be used directly by Friends of Mombasa Children CIO (Registered with the Charity Commission Number 1155625) and will be held as restricted funds specifically for the use of building a second storey building with five further classrooms at the school.

Find out more and get in touch

You can download a copy of our Business Plan (2018 - 2021) here. This includes details of the quotations we have received totalling £75,000 to develop five new classrooms on a second storey of the new building.

Why not take a look at our website at or take a look at our Facebook page at If you have any questions, please email us at


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Buy a brick

Donate £10 or more and donate the cost of a brick towards a new classroom at the school.

£25 or more

Buy five text books

Donate £25 or more and you'll be helping us to buy five new text books for one of our new classrooms.

£60 or more

Buy a set of learning aids for a classroom

Donate £60 or more and you'll be helping us buy a set of learning aids for each new classroom.

£150 or more

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Sponsor a bookcase

Show your support by donating £150 to sponsor one of the new bookcases in our new classrooms.

£500 or more

Sponsor 'kit for a classroom'

Show your support by donating £500 to sponsor enough educational equipment to 'kit out' one of our new classrooms.

£1,000 or more

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Add your name to our school's Roll of Honour

Show us your support with a donation of £1,000 and we would be delighted to add you to our school's new Roll of Honour, which will list those who have given major financial gifts towards our new school.

£8,000 or more

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Sponsor a classroom

Show your support by donating £8,000 and we would be delighted to name one of our new five classrooms in your honour, with a plaque and also have your name on our 'Roll of Honour' of major financial backers.

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