Welcome to The Daneford Trust

About Us

The Daneford Trust is a grassroots youth exchange program and registered charity based in Bethnal Green, East London. We offer ethical overseas volunteering placements to community-based projects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean for Londoners aged 18-30. Established in 1982 by Tony Stevens, who was then a teacher at Daneford School for Boys (now Bethnal Green Academy), the Trust grew out of a school exchange in 1977 between Daneford and Haggerston Secondary Schools in London and schools in Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho.



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The Daneford Trust provides:

  • Overseas volunteering placements in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean for young people from London aged 18-30.
  • Community Linking Programme for Schools, Colleges, Youth and Community Centres – advice and small grants for groups undertaking international youth exchanges
  • Thulani Moyo Library & Resource Centre – a wide range of resources on all the countries we work in are available in our centre.

Our Library

The Thulani Moyo Library and Resource Centre houses an extensive collection of learning materials on international understanding, cultural awareness, global literacy and youth exchanges. We have reports, teaching packs, photographs and artefacts, geared to all stages of primary and secondary education and youth & community. Though not exclusively, materials focus on the Trust’s partner countries and the 33 London boroughs. The library is suitable for meetings of up to 12 people, and WiFi is available. The Trust’s staff will be delighted to assist you with your visit or event. The staff includes a former secondary school teacher with over 30 years experience in organising youth exchanges between London and Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Staff are happy to help with all your IT needs.

Please make an appointment if you would like to visit by contacting info@danefordtrust.org


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Contact Details

The Trust's Address is:

The Daneford Trust
45-47 Blythe Street
London E2 6LN

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 7291928
Email: info@danefordtrust.org