Lesedi School is reliant on financial donations to cover the salaries of our teachers, school equipment, construction and other projects. Should you wish to make a monetary donation we pledge that 100% of the amount we receive will be spent on the project – there are no deductions for administration or overhead costs.

All donations are received into the Ngoko Charitable Trust, a UK-registered charity we established to support Lesedi School (Charity No: 1163965).

Donations from the USA

Our preferred donation method from the USA is to mail a check to our US-partner, Generosity in Action (GiA). Generosity in Action is a designated fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation - a qualified US 501(c)(3) public Charity.

Donations by Check

For donations by check, please make out your check to "Philanthropic Ventures Foundation” and note on the “memo” line on the check – “Ngoko Village”.

Checks should be sent to Generosity in Action c/o Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, 1222 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1201.

This is the most cost effective option as the only deduction is a 2% admin fee, charged by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.

Online Donations

It is also possible to make an online donation by clicking here.

You should specify the amount and select whether the donation is to be one-off, monthly or quarterly. You also need to select the project “Ngoko Village – Lesedi Primary School”, so that the donation is allocated to the correct project.

This method incurs a 3% transaction fee to cover credit card fees, bank fees, and other processing costs; in addition to the 2% admin fee, charged by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.

Either donation method will result in a qualified tax-deductible donation.

Donations from the United Kingdom

Online donations can be made in the UK through Virgin Money Giving. Please click on this link to go to the relevant page on the Virgin Money Giving website.