There are many different ways you can lend your support to the work that we do

Every year we are able to award more scholarships to students from across southern Africa due to the generosity of our network of supporters from all over the world.



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Donate by bank transfer

Nedbank Ltd.

Account name:
Account number: 1301146897 Branch number: 130126

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc

Islington Branch
Account name: Canon Collins

Educational and Legal Assistance Trust

Account number: 01857432 Sort code: 30-94-57 

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You can donate online through our Virgin Money Giving page.


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Donate offline

To make a one-off donation in pounds or rand, use fill in a PDF icondonation form or call us to donate over the phone. To set up a standing order in pounds or rand, please contact our Finance Manager, Roger Richards.


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If you are a UK taxpayer and you sign a Gift Aid Declaration, we can reclaim 25p for every pound you donate, at no cost to you.

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Legacies & Donations in Memory

A legacy or gift in memory will contribute to a better future for southern Africa, by providing higher educational opportunities for individuals with the potential to make a difference to their countries and communities. Previous legacies and donations have enabled us to fund the following programmes, as well as contributing to the Trust’s existing projects.


In memory of James Learmonth

James Learmonth was a gifted and influential educational practitioner in the UK who believed strongly that education was the key to greater inclusion, social stability and international co-operation. The James Learmonth Scholarship, set up in his honour by friends and family, aims to support teachers and educational leaders in Malawi to pursue further studies in education.

In memory of Ros Moger and Terry Furlong

Ros and Terry were inspirational London educationalists with a strong belief in the value of education as a tool to challenge injustice. Since 2001 scholarships set up in their name have supported more than 75 southern African students to study in the areas of education, health, humanities and the arts.

The Rick Turner Scholarship

Launched on 8th January 1988, ten years after Turner was murdered by an agent of South Africa’s apartheid regime, the Rick Turner Scholarship was established by his daughters Jann and Kim and his first wife Barbara Follett MP. It is now also sponsored by Ken Follett, international best-selling author.


In memory of Dr Elizabeth Bird

In memory of Elizabeth Bird, a dedicated educationalist, the Elizabeth Bird Resource Centre was established in 2011 at the University of Malawi. The centre is intended as a library and learning haven, primarily for the use of students following the Masters in Education degree at Chancellor College.

In memory of Lionel Cliffe

Lionel Cliffe was an esteemed academic and activist, who spent time teaching at universities in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. From 2016, a scholarship in his name will fund postgraduate studies for southern African students in South African Universities.

In Memory of Patrick and Janet Stuart

Janet and Patrick Stuart lived in Lesotho from 1979 to 1985, working in education and accountancy respectively. From 2016, a scholarship for postgraduate education will be offered to students from Lesotho in in memory of Patrick, who died in 2007, and to commemorate the couple’s warm links with the Basotho people.

More Info

To find out more about leaving a gift to the Trust in your will,
please write to Caitlin Pearson at or call +44 (0) 20 7354 1462


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