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 130 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, forthcoming fund-raising events, how you can get involved and make a donation.
The Charity
About us The Soma Leo Foundation is an Ipswich based charity, established in January 2015. The Foundation was the natural progression of charity work undertaken by the staff of The Pound Gates Group, who in...
Get Involved
There's lots of ways to get involved. We work with businesses, schools and community groups on everything from one-off events through to long-term partnerships. Here are just some of the ways you can raise funds...
Row-a-Fun
This January #BeOarsomeThe Row-a-Fun Challenge This January, we invite you and your colleagues to take part in an exciting workplace challenge, where you can get fit, have fun and raise some funds for charity, with...
Contact us
The Soma Leo Foundation offices are based in Ipswich. To get in touch please call or email us as detailed below, follow us on social media or complete the form below. The Soma Leo Foundation...
Pupils from The Soma Leo Academy travel to welcome President Barack Obama to Kenya
30 children from The Soma Leo Academy were selected to join an event in honour of President Barack Obama’s visit to Kogelo in Kenya in...
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Golf Day 2018
The Soma Leo Foundation Golf Day took place at Ufford Park Golf Club on 4 July. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful...
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Pound Gates Staff complete the Orwell Challenge
On Sunday two members of staff from Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Debbie Standring, Client Executive and Craig Albon, Claims Technician successfully completed The Orwell...
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Concertus’ Christmas Fundraising
This December, Concertus, the design and property consultants based in Ipswich, ran a fundraising campaign to raise money for two charities, The Soma Leo Foundation...
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The Soma Leo Foundation Quiz Night 2017
On November 15th we held our third annual quiz night at its new venue, Suffolk New College. With 38 teams from the local business community,...
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Claire Woodbridge becomes Trustee of Soma Leo
Claire Woodbridge has joined the Board of Trustees of The Soma Leo Foundation, with immediate effect. Claire has worked with the other Trustees since 2011...
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