Bassa Nge Community North America (BNC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization comprising of the people who originate from the Bassa Nge tribal group in Bassa Local Government, Kogi State, Nigeria, and whose primary residence is in North America, specifically, the United States of America and Canada. BNC is also open to all persons who share and are committed to advancing our vision and mission, regardless of their place of origin or residence on planet earth. We are known everywhere for our resilience and commitment to the dignity of people.
WHO are We
BNC works to promote healthy living among the people of Bassa Nge land through access to essential medicines to prevent and treat diseases and digging of bore holes or wells to provide good and portable drinking water.
We seek to alleviate suffering in Bassa Nge land through focus on disease prevention and treatment, thereby advancing wellness and longevity.
We put the people who live in Bassa Nge land at the center of our vision and mission because they labored to give us a good educational foundation that has helped to make us the successful people we have become and we have a responsibility to give back to a community still in dire need of our support.
We are accountable to the people we humbly serve and the people who support our work, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.
We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can achieve much together and solve the most complex problems.
We challenge ourselves to the highest level of performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.
We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual; we know that change happens through people.
There are over 100 villages in Bassa Nge land, Kogi State, Nigeria. The ultimate goal of the BNC is to provide good and portable drinking water to ALL of the villages in Bassa Nge land. The three-year (2016 – 2019) strategic plan of BNC consists of primarily providing good and portable drinking water to at least ten (10) villages in Bassa Nge land through building of bore holes or wells. This would help to alleviate the perennial suffering of the Bassa Nge people who live in villages in Bassa Nge land due to the lack of portable water in the land and help prevent water-borne diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery, worm infestations, etc. In addition, this would help people lead healthier and longer lives. Furthermore, while access to portable drinking water would help prevent diseases, the supply of essential medicines would help to provide much needed medications for the treatment of common diseases that afflict the people of Bassa Nge land.