Brothers And Sisters In Christ Serving (B.A.S.I.C.S International) is a faith based charity organization located in Ghana, West Africa. USA. B.A.S.I.C.S is a registered 501(C)(3) in the USA and recognized as a NGO in Ghana, with its headquarters in New York.
Children around the world suffer due to the lack of political will and incorrect choices made by adults. Many children do not have access to adequate food, shelter, healthcare or basic education. They face the most difficult economic conditions, and their survival is a daily challenge. Limited access to education is driven by economic, social and cultural factors.
This is an unfortunate reality in Ghana, West Africa where many youth live in abject poverty. As a consequence, parents often make tough decisions, one of which is the decision to remove a child from school. In many cases, children are simply never enrolled in school. Needlessly, youth are committed to a lifetime of suffering, exploitation and poor health. Limited educational opportunities perpetuate an already bleak outlook for youth around the world.
Based in the poor fishing village of Chorkor, just outside Ghana’s capital, Accra, B.A.S.I.C.S International works within this developing community to achieve our mission of ending cycles of illiteracy, poverty, hunger and child labor in Ghana.
B.A.S.I.C.S has over 200 students at our Main facility Nana’s House, which acts as a multipurpose centre to teach, mentor and sponsor children to go to school. Without B.A.S.I.C.S many would be left with no other option than to leave school, and work, or sell at the markets.
These children face the issues of illiteracy, hunger, malnutrition, malaria and other illnesses, prostitution, rape, slavery, domestic violence, and neglect. Here at B.A.S.I.C.S we strive to address these issues, and seek to provide the best education, support and help possible to deal with their unique situation.
Our main facility, Nana’s House II, implements the following programs:
- On My Way
- The Stars are the Limit
- Plastic Trash Bank
- Break the Cycle
- Nana’s Home
- Community Feeding Program
In addition to these programs, BASICS has also implemented a Community Outreach program; which helps to educate the community on large issues such as, family planing, environmental hazards and health, HIV/Aids and Malaria.
BASICS is determined to see our children succeed from the ground up, whether it be right from preschool, primary school, high school or university. WE ARE IN FOR THE LONG HAUL!