Build on Books is a Registered Charity Number 1158201

Registered address 38 Oak Tree Road, Marlow, Bucks,SL7 3EE   Contact: +44 (0)1628 476 041






 Build on Books is a Registered Charity Number 1158201

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Build on Books, 38 Oak Tree Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 3EE

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From building classrooms, to farming, to building boreholes and filling schools with books and furniture everything we do is community driven.  Build on Books is an all volunteer charity both in the UK and in Sierra Leone. That is why your donations make a such a difference.

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The Build on Books mission is to give Sierra Leone’s children a better future, free from poverty and despair

Sierra Leone has yet to recover from the brutal 11-year civil war while it has been beset by a serious of disasters. The Ebola crisis, cholera, flooding, storms and the recent horrific mudslides have left many families homeless and many children orphaned. All these things have wreaked havoc on the educational infrastructure and left the country without adequate access to water or sanitation.  The devastating effect on the economy has left people without work or the means to feed their children properly and for farmers to buy enough seeds to feed their villages.

However there is hope; Sierra Leoneans are a resilient people, no matter what adversity they are faced with, they keep on fighting for survival and for their children’s education.  Despite overwhelming poverty and often a lack of skills training, given sufficient funding and training, they will mobilise to build schools, boreholes, sanitation and farms.

Build on Books is the all-volunteer UK registered charity. Since 2008, Build on Books has provided help where it is needed most. We have a small administrative base in the UK but in Sierra Leone, we have a large number of volunteer professionals such as head teachers who understand the needs of children and communities at the grassroots level. They are also one of the first to respond to a crisis because they know the communities, the people and speak the languages. In impoverished communities, we try to help with food, water and sanitation while at the same time working towards giving children a better future. through education by building schools or equipping established schools with furniture, science equipment and of course books.

How can you help?

Currently, we are strengthening and repairing the walls at Rogbere Primary School, replacing the roof beams and zinc, replacing the windows and doors and providing a wheelchair ramps for the 20+ disabled orphans who attend the school. After repainting the school we hope to raise enough funds to build a borehole and disabled toilets. Any donations of any amount would help ensure that 200+ children have a safe and comfortable place to learn.


With help of the community we are rebuilding the school but we also need a borehole and accessible toilets for children in wheelchairs.





Current Build on Books Projects include:

REBUILDING ROGBERE PRIMARY SCHOOL with toilets and a borehole.  Rogbere Primary School is almost falling down yet there are 200 able and disabled children travelling up to 4 miles to attend.

Providing seed, fertilizer and building materials for six villages of Buya Romende Chiefdom to allow them to grow, dry and store enough rice ensure their survival.

Past and Ongoing Build on Books projects include:

Build on Books has put over half a million books in more than 200 schools and libraries

Built 9 boreholes in schools and communities to fight waterborne diseases such as typhoid.

Built 2 sets of community toilets to help fight a cholera epidemic.

Provided large quantities of seeds and training to villages help provide food security now and in the future. Provided seeds and training for displaced flood victims relocated in rural areas.

Helped to build a primary school for a community which had no school at all.

Built a three-classroom primary school block for 200 children made homeless during the floods of 2015

Built and equipped a school canteen and community centre which provides food for 1,000 secondary school children and is a place were students can study in the evening.

Fed hundreds of infected families during the Ebola crisis to help them survive quarantine.

Trained 1300 traditional Sierra Leonean healers in Ebola Prevention in their own languages. This prevented countless deaths.

Saved nearly 200 children who were orphaned when their parents died of Ebola and they were left alone to perish.

Provided emergency aid including food, water, bedding, clothing, bandages and medicine to injured and hospitalised Mudslide victims and supported them throughout their recovery.

Provided many grants for micro-businesses to people affected by mudslides and Ebola, in particularly those caring for orphaned children.

Renovated a medical centre which was closed after being used to treat Ebola patients.


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