Providing education and supporting disadvantaged communities in east Africa

We are a small, Ipswich-based charity, established in 2015 to provide education and support to disadvantaged communities in east Africa. We currently do this through our own school, The Soma Leo Academy, in Nyiera, Kenya and by supporting other schools in nearby Osieko.

At the Academy, we seek to achieve excellence by providing safe and clean facilities, high quality teaching with an appropriate teacher to pupil ratio, a varied and interesting curriculum, and nourishment for our 200 pupils.

We also work with other schools in the area to help them improve their quality standards through loaning computer equipment, the provision of books and teacher development and support.

We hope to expand The Soma Leo Academy to take pupils through all primary years of education, as well as increase our support for neighbouring schools with more formal teaching training, equipment and improved facilities.

Explore our site to find out about education in rural Kenya, our latest news, and how you can get involved and make a donation.
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13 million steps and over £5,000 raised in lockdown steps challenge
In January the staff at Pound Gates, along with colleagues at Sevatas and Contior, pledged to take 11 million steps in Step Up 4 Soma...
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End of 2020 Update – Support Us This Christmas
The Soma Leo Foundation brings you an end of year update, in this short video (below), with details on how we continued to support the...
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Soma Leo: Covid-19 Update
As with all schools in Kenya, The Soma Leo Academy has been closed since mid-March. While the number of reported cases of Covid-19 remain relatively...
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Soma Leo Visit 2020
This short video features the highlights of the recent visit to The Soma Leo Academy by Kevin Collins, Trustee to the charity and representative for...
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Quiz raises £1,500 for charity
Last night, local businesses pitted their wits against each other in the annual Soma Leo Quiz Night, and raised £1,500 for the charity. For the...
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Golf day raises £4,000 for the charity
The annual Soma Leo Foundation Charity Golf Day took place at Ufford Park, Woodbridge on Wednesday 3 July. 58 players took to the course, on...
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