WIKS-USA, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in Connecticut in 2009. Its goal is to promote quality educational experiences for underprivileged children in Kenya, particularly those orphaned or otherwise rendered vulnerable by the AIDS pandemic. WIKS-USA was formed by Americans who had developed a close personal relationship with Reverend Evalyn Wakhusama, the founder of the Nambale Magnet School, during her time in the United States when she was studying at the Yale Divinity School. Because of the integrity of this relationship, WIKS-USA has focused its efforts exclusively on the support of the Nambale Magnet School: construction, operations, maintenance and capital expansion. We anticipate that this will continue to be our organization’s sole focus in the immediate future.
WIKS-USA is an entirely volunteer-run organization, whose objective is to provide financial and technical assistance to the Nambale Magnet School. Because it has no employees, WIKS-USA maintains exceedingly low overhead costs, consisting almost exclusively of printing, postage and production costs for its informational and fundraising materials. As a result, nearly 100% of the funds that it raises can be used in direct support of the Nambale Magnet School.
Since its incorporation in 2009, WIKS-USA has provided more than $600,000 in operating costs for the school, and more than $300,000 in capital improvements and supplies. Prior to incorporation, our board members assisted in raising more than $475,000 to construct, equip and fund operations for the school’s inaugural academic year. The WIKS-USA board of directors meets quarterly to review and discuss applications for funding, and provides oversight, guidance and other technical support to the school to assist the Kenyans in its operations. WIKS-USA is entirely independent of the Kenyan NGO, WIKS, and can therefore assure its donors that their gifts will be used thoughtfully and strategically to maximize their value.