In the summer of 2018 some of the trustees and well-wishers of OKAS Fund visited Books Abroad, a U.K.-registered charity founded some four decades ago.
Books Abroad is based in Rhynie, a small village in Northern Scotland. It is 40 miles west of the coastal town of Aberdeen, and about 140 miles north of Edinburgh.
On 25th November 2016, Mayoor Patel BCAo, a founding trustee of OKAS Fund, was invited by , the Ugandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom for a private audience.
Mayoor took the opportunity to present to HE Kikafunda OKAS Fund’s seminal project of providing textbooks to his alma mater, the Old Kampala Senior Secondary School.
Less than 10% of the 2000 students currently enrolled in classes Senior 1 to Senior 6 have access to standard textbooks.
Most students rely on classroom notes prepared by their teachers using books that are outdated editions.
Despite this severe limitation, many students continue to achieve stellar grades in both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level exams.
The Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron twitted on the Hindu New Years day
Mayoor and Arun Patel were recognised in the Points of Light by British Prime Minister David Cameroon.
In an article on The Bolton News titled
Brothers who set up polio charity hailed by Prime Minister David Cameron
The article reported
"Mayoor Patel and his older brother Arun Patel have been given a Point of Light award to recognise their work with the Polio Children charity."
Mayoor explained how he heard the news, when was interviewed on Bolton FM radio
One of our trustees Mayoor Patel was one of those heroes, he was recognized in January 2016 for his charity work in India and Africa
Here is what the independent had to say
"Through several charitable endeavours Mayoor has assisted thousands of children disadvantaged by poverty or ill-health in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, often helping them to gain access into university education. Over the years he has been instrumental in helping raise over £1.5m for his charities."