Brothers and Sisters in Christ Serving (B.A.S.I.C.S.) is a faith-based, charity organization based in Ghana, whose mission is to end cycles of illiteracy, poverty, hunger and child labour in Ghana permanently. Because of economic hardship, many children in Ghana do not go to school and as a result, they are committed to a lifetime of suffering, exploitation and bad health. B.A.S.I.C.S. works with a community outside of the capital of Accra where it has over 200 students at it’s main facility, Nana’s House, which acts as a multipurpose centre to teach, mentor and sponsor children to go to school. BASICS has also implemented a community outreach program, which helps to educate the community on large issues such as family planning, environmental hazards and health, HIV/AIDS, cholera and malaria.

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.

Opare Agyeman

Diamond Foundation FellowThe Diamond Foundation Fellowship is a one-year, high-impact, capacity-building position focused on strengthening BASICS’s education, economic development and social services. The Fellowship provides the funding for travel, room and board, a small stipend and a grant to implement a program during the Fellow’s tenure at BASICS.

Opare Agyeman