TThe Daneford Trust is a registered charity based in east London. We provide young people with opportunities to volunteer overseas, and help them to set up community links between London, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
We were established in 1981 and grew out of an exchange between schools in London, South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho. Since then, we have supported over 8000 young people to engage in life-changing projects which allow them to learn from each other, share experiences and gain understanding of diverse cultures and communities.
Our vision is that these experiences will empower young people to combat prejudice, barriers and injustice which they encounter in future life.
The Daneford Trust is unique in its mission to actively seek out young people who may have social, economic or cultural barriers to volunteering or travelling overseas. Volunteers are supported every step of the way from designing their project and fundraising, during their volunteering and on their return, ensuring their experiences are used to make links with their local community and develop future projects.