There are many ways that you can support our work and help us to improve the lives of these children in Africa.

At Bala Children’s Centre, we believe that every child deserves a chance to succeed. With your support, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of children in Africa, helping them to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Here are some ideas to help support us:

  • Sponsor one or more children at £25 per month.
  • Support a student through university at about £1,000 a year. 
  • Write to a child & send small gifts occasionally.
  • A monthly amount or a lump sum towards the cost of new classrooms which are desperately needed at the moment. 
  • Visit the Centre as part of a team, or spend part of your gap year there.
  • Organise or support a fund raising event.
  • Sign up at,  naming Bala Children’s Centre. It’s a simple way to fundraise while you shop online.
  • Get your business, company, school, etc. involved in supporting Bala in some way.

Leave a legacy in your will

More and more estates are paying inheritance tax, partly due to rising property prices and partly due to frozen inheritance tax allowances.

When you leave a part of your estate to Bala in your will, you will reduce your estate for inheritance tax and pay no tax on this donation.

Furthermore, in your will if you leave at least 10% of your taxable estate to charities, your tax rate reduces from 40% to 36%. Making it both tax effective and helpful.

Bala can help you arrange this.

Give a child breakfast for one month for £15

By donating £15 you will give a child at Bala Children’s Centre in Kenya breakfast for a whole month.

By donating £180 they will have breakfast for a whole year!

Sponsor a Child

By sponsoring a child, you can help to provide them with education, healthcare, and other essential resources. You will receive regular updates on your sponsored child’s progress, and will have the opportunity to build a meaningful connection with the school.


If you have time to spare, we would love for you to volunteer with us. We have a range of opportunities available, from fundraising to administrative tasks, and everything in between.

Corporate Support

If you are a business owner, you can support our work by partnering with us or sponsoring our events. Your support can make a huge difference to the lives of children in need.


Bala Children’s Centre is situated in South West Kenya, 175 miles from Nairobi, the capital.  The nearest major town is Homa Bay which is 20 miles away on the shores of Lake Victoria.