SEPIA is a small family run charity which hopes to improve the lives of people in Africa through the development of educational projects. With your help, we can enhance the facilities within schools, grant bursaries to students and teachers to allow them to further their education and work with local communities to improve access to safe water and sanitation.







SEPIA is a small family run not for profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC. It was set up by Michael Clarke (a secondary school teacher) with support from Helen Clarke (a university lecturer) and Aaron, their son in 2008. The main purpose of the charity is to develop and support educational projects in Africa.


Team SEPIA 2018(Lizzie Clarke, Simon Clarke, Aaron Clarke, Lewis Desforges & Michael Clarke)took part in the new London Marathon event called the BIG HALF this March. The course followed alot of the marathon route but backwards! It was a great day and thanks to all of our generous supporters we raised an amazing total of £1500. This will be used to buy new sports equipment for New Tafo Basic School as part of our campaign to encourage greater participation and attendance by both the boys and girls.

Ropley School have yet again come up trumps! Our great friends at Ropley collected over £400 for us at one of their Christmas events. Our thanks go to Clare Molyneux and Pippa Burrows for making this happen.


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Our 10th annual Newsletter reveals...

  • What happened when the local MP came to see our work at New Tafo Basic School

  • Why the Bomponso water pump has turned pink!

  • Plus, how hard can it be to run a marathon....

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New Tafo Basic School project:

Following the success of our BIG HALF fundraiser we are now in the process of buying new equipment for the school so watch our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Also later this year we are starting a really exciting ideas sharing project. Children from Rushcombe First School in Dorset and New Tafo Basic School in Ghana will be exchanging work detailing how they would like to see the world develop! It should bring out some fascinating ideas from both schools.

Our One Book, One Pen music video is still on our You Tube channel click here to watch.