Aldir Duarte, the founder of Nos Kaza gives some of the children a ring to play with.

Nos Kaza’s lovely teaching assistants

A view of the central quadrangle in the new school premises

The sign was moved from the old site and is now proudly displayed above Aldir’s office

The entrance to the Kim Barbosa building which is now the new home of Centro Nos Kaza

One of the two light and airy classrooms

Welcome To Centro Nos Kaza

Ola, bom dia.

This website is managed by the Cape Verdian registered charity CNK-UK, which was founded to support children from very deprived backgrounds who live on the island of Sal.

This is achieved by assisting and partially funding the Centro Nos Kaza. Nos Kaza means “Our House” in English.

Run by Aldir Duarte, Nos Kaza started out in one tiny classroom where children are taken off the street and provided with basic schooling and a safe place to be. The original Nos Kaza has now become Centro Nos Kaza, which around 80 children attending aged from 6 to 16 years. Aldir is helped by two teaching assistants, one of whom is funded by the charity.

2016 and 2017 was a busy period for the Centro Nos Kaza. When the Chinese finished building the new school in Santa Maria, the old school building was made available to Nos Kaza. This has expanded the space available from the one tiny room to a real school with classrooms, a kitchen, a protected play area, and an office for the staff.

The primary aim of the CNK-UK charity is to support the street children of Sal through Centro Nos Kaza. In addition to this role, the charity also accepts major donations from other people, companies and organisations to assist local projects in the areas of sport, arts, and culture.

The charity depends on your financial donations. Please visit the Sponsorship page and find out how you can sponsor one of Nos Kaza’s children.

Aldir and some of his children outside the old one room classroom situated opposite Angela’s Restaurant, before the move in 2016

“Children off the streets and into school”

CNK-UK mission: “To help, support and enrich the lives of vulnerable children by promoting health and well-being through education”