Help For Boa Vista

Help for Boa Vista is a non-profit association that supports the most needy people in the Cape Verde Islands, especially in Boa Vista, with donations in objects / materials, non-perishable food or money. The founders visited Cape Verde for the first time in 2013, specifically Boa Vista, and saw that there were many people who needed help.

Between 2013 and 2017 they visited Boa Vista a few more times and brought donations that were distributed in one of the poorest villages on the island. Later, they brought a container with more donations that also included supplies for schools and kindergartens. In 2017, they founded this association with the intention of helping these poor people. Boa Vista is the easternmost island and the third largest of the ten islands of Cape Verde, located closest to the African continent and the Sahara desert. It is one of the driest and flattest islands in the archipelago.

Most of the population of Boa Vista are migrants from other islands and from the west coast of Africa. It is the island with the largest clandestine neighbourhood in Cape Verde and with several deficiencies in health, education, water and energy. That is why the Help for Boa Vista association supports families and children, schools, kindergartens and the hospital, in cooperation with local residents.

Completed projects

The expansion of the Escola Nova from Sal Rei is urgently needed. “We want to help and build at least one classroom”. The construction of a classroom costs about 6000 Euros. In September, more than 250 children go to school in Boa Vista. Every child needs basic equipment. The costs of this amount reach around 40 euros.

1st phase of construction Escola Nova 22/09/2019

After four weeks of construction, the two classrooms were fully equipped with new school furniture. The next day (23.09.19) the school starts again for everyone. Children will find two new classrooms.

2nd phase of construction of Escola Nova

2nd phase of construction of Escola Nova in Sal Rei started on December 14, 2019, hoping that the work can be completed soon. Three new rooms should be created at a cost of approximately 56,100 euros, which “we continue to collect donations for this, and we already have a considerable amount together. Thank you to all donors for this”.

New projects

The other projects achieved this year were the third container with all donations distributed in April 2020 to the new school in Sal Rei. Another project is a computer room, this project will increase the dynamics of teaching in its various aspects, promote the students’ interest in general knowledge and the importance of technologies for individual and collective development. This project also aims to promote the development of students and teachers at Escola Nova by training users in the areas of digital technologies, digital tools and online tools and providing them with the relevant and necessary knowledge.

At Escola Nova school, training in the areas of electronic data processing (EDP) and digital media must be offered through the establishment of an EDP training room. To this end, 15 computers must be purchased and workstations must be configured. The computer network with the Internet and the establishment of the electrical infrastructure must also be established. Computers, monitors and other materials are said to have been purchased from companies in the Cape Verde Islands. Local companies in Boa Vista will install it at the school. The costs for this are approximately 14,200 euros.


Escola Nova has different nationalities and, consequently, a very rich multiculturalism.
In this challenging phase of basic education, the use of digital technologies is an indispensable tool for the integral education of students and for all teaching cycles.


Now we have another ambitious project. A used and fully equipped ambulance for the hospital in Sal Rei. The only ambulance that has ever existed has had its best days.

The costs for this are approximately 15,900 euros without transport to the island.

What can you do

“We need your support in the form of donations in kind, such as clothes for babies, children and young people, sneakers, school supplies, bags, backpacks, pens, toys, puzzles, soft toys, scooters, bicycles, hygiene items, brushes , toothpaste, block soap, wheelchairs for children, wheelchairs for adults and more “.

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