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.
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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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Local businesses row to Canada (sort of) in charity Row-a-Fun, raising over £13,000
Local businesses took part in an Oarsome workplace challenge during May to raise funds for The Soma Leo Foundation, an Ipswich-based charity. The Soma Leo...
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Local businesses get Oarsome for charity Row-a-Fun
Ipswich-based charity, The Soma Leo Foundation, has brought together local businesses to take part in a fun workplace challenge: The Soma Leo Row-a-Fun. The Challenge,...
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Quiz night raises £1,200 for charity
Last night, businesses from across Suffolk, gathered at Revolution Bar in Ipswich to pit their wits against each other and raise money for The Soma...
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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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