Why LabAid?

Many schools in developing countries have a science laboratory but no equipment. Their students are still required to take practical exams and they may have to travel some distance to another school, to be confronted by apparatus they have never handled before. Few such students pass the examinations.

LabAid aims to improve the teaching of science by providing these schools with equipment, free of charge, through recycling apparatus being discarded by science departments in the UK.

What can be done to help?

Schools, colleges, universities and companies in the UK often have suitable apparatus that could be donated. LabAid can send this to schools in developing countries. Note that we cannot send chemicals.

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  • Schools from developing countries send requests to LabAid

  • Volunteer collectors bring/send the donated apparatus to the facility in Amersham, Bucks, UK

  • Volunteers check, refurbish, repair and pack it

  • Packages are collected from Amersham. We do not transport or ship equipment.

Is it making a difference?

It is enabling many more students to enter careers in science.

With donations and more volunteers, LabAid could do more.

Some items that we get as a donation from UK schools may be incomplete, for example digital meters are not much use without their batteries, ray boxes need particular lenses and volumetric pipettes are not much use without burettes. We buy these from UK suppliers. If you would like to help us fund this by making a donation to The LabAid Foundation, please email.

Thanks for support from:

Schools and colleges in the UK, our volunteers, financial donors, Amersham Free Church, Gary Grant (Managing Director of The Entertainer chain of toy shops - www.thetoyshop.com) and


The LabAid Foundation  ♦ Email: labaidfoundation@labaid.org ♦
Reg. Charity No. 1168144 ♦ © 2016