The Soma Leo Foundation

The Soma Leo Foundation

The Soma Leo Foundation

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.

Latest News

Pound Gates teams aim to raise £5,000 through Cycling Challenge

Throughout the month of May, staff from across the Pound Gates Group (Pound Gates, Sevatas and Contior) are taking part in The Cycling Challenge for...
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Local businesses raise £1,500 at charity quiz night

The Pound Gates Charity Quiz Night returned this week, in support of The Soma Leo Foundation. At Venue 16, teams from across Ipswich took part to battle...
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Soma Leo Golf Day 2022

The Soma Leo Golf Day returned for 2022 at Hintlesham Golf Club on 15 June. 60 golfers took to the course on what was a...
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End of 2021 Round Up

It’s been a busy year of fundraising after no event fundraising in 2020. In this short video we round up both the events and initiatives...
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