Welcome to The Daneford Trust

About Us

The Daneford Trust was established in 1982 by Tony Stevens, who was at that time 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.


The Daneford Trust provides the following projects which young people and community groups can access.

  • Overseas Volunteer Projects 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 funding grants for groups undertaking international youth exchanges
  • Thulani Moyo Library & Resource Centre – a wide range of resources and IT facilities are available in our centre

Our Resource

The Thulani Moyo Library and Resource Centre houses an extensive collection of learning materials on international understanding, cultural awareness and youth exchange.

We have reports, teaching packs, videos, tapes, photographs and artefacts, focusing on 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 includes fully equipped PCs with broadband internet access.

The Trust’s staff will assist you with your visit / event. The staff includes a former secondary school teacher (with youth work experience) who has helped organise exchange experience between London and Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. All members of staff can assist with IT needs.

Please make an appointment if you would like to visit

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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