Ngoko Charitable Trust

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28 Station Road,
HP23 5NG


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Our vision is to improve the lives of the under-privileged and vulnerable in marginalised communities in Zimbabwe through the provision of education, adult literacy, vocational training and medical facilities.

In 2013, one of the co-founders of Ngoko Safaris, Benson Siyawareva, became involved with the Ntabayengwe community near Victoria Falls and realised that many of the local children were not attending school. He decided to try and make a difference. Benson began working with the community on an ambitious plan to establish a Primary School in the local area.

The first small step was to build a basic structure to offer classes to pre-school children. Ngoko Safaris funded the first teacher, and the initial intake of kids enrolled in early 2014.

Roll forward to 2020, and Lesedi Primary School is now teaching two pre-school classes, plus Grades 1-6, to over 250 pupils. A registered UK charity, the Ngoko Charitable Trust was established in 2015 to support the development.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the school now has four double classroom blocks and two smaller classes for pre-school. A child sponsorship program has also been introduced ensuring that all local eligible kids are in school. The school has been connected to borehole water supplies and to mains electricity. A beautiful medical clinic has been constructed and is now operational supporting many poor communities in the area. We now are planning a secondary school - gulp!

In just a few short years we have been humbled at how this small project has already brought so much hope to the community. Please consider supporting Lesedi and becoming part of the growing Lesedi family by either donating or sponsoring a child. Apart from payment processing fees from this site, we ensure that 100% of each and every donation goes to support Lesedi School and Clinic. 

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