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.


Congratulations Aaron Clarke! On April 23rd he completed his first ever London Marathon and raised over £1500 for our classroom building project at New Tafo Basic School.

Team SEPIA 2017(Lizzie Clarke, Brian Snelgrove, Aaron Clarke, Lewis Desforges, Calum Sheppard & Richard Andrews) took part in the British 10k in London this July. Between them they raised an amazing total of £1500

The Kute Buem project - what is going on? Find out about the past, present and future of this project here

Read one fundraisers story here


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Our 9th annual Newsletter reveals...

  • What's happening to our new classrooms

  • The story of the Bomponso water pump project

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During 2017 we will be focussing on completing the classroom building projects at New Tafo and Asafo. For the time this will involve us taking part in a joint project with the New Tafo district M.P. to refurbish the New Tafo Basic School JHS. It is hoped that the M.P. will provide funding to repair the brickwork and roof whilst SEPIA will fund the woodwork, plastering and painting.

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